Leica Geosystems Forensic 3D Laser Scanner Showcased in New A&E Real-Life Series “CRIME 360”

(Norcross, Ga., 10 March 2008) The Leica Geosystems ScanStation, a state-of-the-art forensic 3D laser scanner which enables investigators to remotely measure, model and diagram crime scenes with amazing detail is prominently featured in the new A&E Real-Life series, “Crime 360.”

“Crime 360,” airing weekly on Thursdays at 10 PM on A&E, takes viewers inside actual investigations as they unfold using advanced cutting edge forensic technology including the Leica ScanStation.

The ScanStation makes millions of 3D measurements in just minutes, and by doing so preserves the crime scene exactly the way in which the first responder found it, forever. Long after the scene has been forensically examined and released, investigators can virtually return to the scene of the crime to make additional measurements or to verify what witnesses could have seen based upon the accurately mapped physical environment. The data can also be used to create compelling jury exhibits and animations which enable jurors to easily understand the layout of a crime scene. The technology has been adopted by leading law enforcement agencies such as the California Highway Patrol, the Albuquerque Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“Through CRIME 360 a much broader audience will come to understand the value of Leica 3D laser scanning as an investigative tool for homicides, officer involved shootings, crash investigations and even the prevention and protection against terrorism” said Tony Grissim, Forensic Account Manager for Leica Geosystems. “Leica recently launched its forensic and public safety web site and the response from the law enforcement community has been tremendous”. The site link is www.leica-geosystems.us/forensic

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