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Law Enforcement: How Do You Feel When You Get Terrible Images Like This?

Carlton Purvis
Jan 03, 2014

Toronto recently released images of a sexual assault suspect from an incident that happened last Friday. The images aren't terrible except for the guy is completely covered from head to toe to hide his identity. Is it frustrating to get images like this or do you see the clothing as additional clues to the person's identity? Or something else?

Hal Bennick
Jan 03, 2014
Trafficware, a CUBIC Company

If I see anyone wearing a mask like that, I'll hit them with a brick. Just in case....

John Honovich
Jan 03, 2014

From past work with bank investigators, it was very common that seasoned fraudsters would obscure their face and it was frustrating but accepted as a fundamental challenge.

In a bank, you obviously cannot wear a mask like that and commit fraud but the pros were very careful to wear sunglasses or have a cap on, and they were very good keeping their head tilted down, etc. so that you could never get a very clear shot of their face.

Matt Ion
Jan 04, 2014


Keefe Lovgren
Jan 04, 2014
IPVMU Certified

we have a customer site that was broken into a couple years back and the intruders wore all black clothes and wore welding shields as face masks... customer leaves the lights on so the video quality was great unfortunately they couldn't do anything with it...

Marty Major
Jan 04, 2014
FLIR Security

did they steal acetylene torches and arc welders?

Chris Dearing
Jan 05, 2014

In reply to Hal Bennick:

Perhaps a AV10005/HSG1-O-W right after a failed firmware update?

Undisclosed Integrator #1
Jan 05, 2014

This image as a minimum provides height, build and shoe size. If the clothing is found with someone suspected it becomes circumstantial evidence.

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