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Indianapolis crime lab updating to 3-D HD tech

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Cutting edge software used in less than a handful of crime labs across the United States is making its way to our state. The Indianapolis crime lab is currently in the process of updating their ballistic technology to 3-D HD technology.

IMPD detectives are looking forward to receiving reports derived from this new technology that utilizes the magnified imagery to compare bullet and casings collected from crime scenes.

The Marion County Crime Lab is testing the software now, considered to be one of the most recent advances in forensic ballistics.

Experts who have viewed the 3-D HD software say it captures a high powered magnified image that can also be loaded into a data base called the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network, or NIBIN, for short.

IMPD is hoping this will be one of the many tools they can use to help them solve more cases.

“Every life matters in the city of Indianapolis. Sometimes offenders are suspects in multiple cases. When we receive the results back from the lab, it will help us solve the case or move it forward to prosecute it,” said Lieutenant Richard Riddle.