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In Memory of Sergeant Derek Ray Johnson

In Memory of Sergeant Derek Ray Johnson

By: CaseGuard

  No one knows better the danger that a tense circumstance can present than police in the United States. Constantly under pressure to control people who are guaranteed rights that provide them a wide latitude of no control, the scenarios that citizens can present range from the mundane to sheer terror, even for a trained professional. With that thought, we continue to reflect on moments in the...

Nov 18, 2019
Proper Redaction Matters

Proper Redaction Matters

By: CaseGuard

  Document redaction has come a long way, but even in the time we’re in now, it’s still reaching its full potential. We spoke previously about the NSA standards concerning document redaction. And just this week, it appears as though those standards have been completely tested, and penetrated.  ...

Nov 11, 2019
Proactive Public Records

Proactive Public Records

By: CaseGuard

  You’ve got your redaction and enhancement software. You’ve got fully trained records staff, fully trained investigative staff, you’ve got the ball rolling hard on this issue of public records and media requests. And yet, you still can’t stem the tide. You’re responding to every request, but your agency is still getting less than favorable reaction from the media and the community. Maybe that’s...

Nov 04, 2019
Law Enforcement Digital Evidence | Open Source & Access Policy

Law Enforcement Digital Evidence | Open Source & Access Policy

By: CaseGuard

  As the data and software industry for law enforcement continues to evolve, there are some old practices by some vendors that are jeopardizing government obligations, like transparency, public records access, court submissions, and many other aspects of evidence and records management and handling. These problems that vendors are creating for law enforcement are wrong, and there is no reason for...

Oct 28, 2019
In Memory of Officer Aaron Jovon Blount

In Memory of Officer Aaron Jovon Blount

By: CaseGuard

  No one knows better the danger that a tense circumstance can present than police in the United States. Constantly under pressure to control people who are guaranteed rights that provide them a wide latitude of no control, the scenarios that citizens can present range from the mundane to sheer terror, even for a trained professional. With that thought, we continue to reflect on moments in the...

Oct 21, 2019
Automatic PDF Redaction

Automatic PDF Redaction

By: CaseGuard

  Document redaction has been a labor intensive task for quite some time. There are countless examples where documents that require redaction are typically hundreds of pages long. With typical technology, this means a person has to review the document page by page, locating what needs to be redacted, and then apply techniques and effects to redact the selected content, one line at a time. This...

Oct 14, 2019
Audio Resampling | Protecting Sensitive Information & Identities

Audio Resampling | Protecting Sensitive Information & Identities

By: CaseGuard

  Protecting sensitive information and identities is a core operation when redacting files. It can be difficult when you face audio content. On the one hand, audio needs to be heard clearly for a jury to understand what is transpiring. On the other, we may be dealing with a protected witness, an undercover officer, or some information that is critical to future prosecutions that can’t be revealed...

Oct 07, 2019
Automatic Audio Redaction

Automatic Audio Redaction

By: CaseGuard

  One of the most common needs in video and audio requests that will be part of public record is the need for audio redaction in those files. For law enforcement agencies, things like driver’s license numbers, names, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and other personal identification information (PII) are just a few pieces of information that need to be redacted...

Sep 30, 2019
In Memory of Police Officer I Sa Fuimaono

In Memory of Police Officer I Sa Fuimaono

By: CaseGuard

  No one knows better the danger that a tense circumstance can present than police in the United States. Constantly under pressure to control people who are guaranteed rights that provide them a wide latitude of no control, the scenarios that citizens can present range from the mundane to sheer terror, even for a trained professional. With that thought, we continue to reflect on moments in the...

Sep 23, 2019
Video Analytics & Audio Analysis

Video Analytics & Audio Analysis

By: CaseGuard

  Video files keep tripping us up. Are we seeing what we’re seeing? Or will our tools reveal something our eyes aren’t catching? Audio files present even more problems. Factor in background noise, external and internal interference, environmental noise, movement, and soon both types of files, and even both types combined, present unimaginable problems that now become your responsibility to solve...

Sep 16, 2019

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