Sample Detailed Forensic Report – click to see report
An example of gunfire audio that is provided within the DFR
ShotSpotter Forensic Services and Litigation Support
ShotSpotter Forensic Services and Litigation Support provides services including critical examination of ShotSpotter evidentiary data and reports to help improve understanding of a shooting incident. ShotSpotter can aid trial attorneys in their presentation of the shooting incident to a jury through the use of our forensic services and products. One such product is the Detailed Forensic Report (DFR), a court-admissible analysis of a shooting incident captured by the ShotSpotter system that is produced by expert forensic engineers. It provides critical evidence of how, when, and where the shooting incident occurred. It furnishes demonstrative and dramatic evidence of the shooting incident by capturing the audio of the gunfire that can be replayed to a jury. This can aid in the corroboration or discrediting of other evidence for a case or investigation.
Investigative Services (for Law Enforcement)
Investigative Services are available to subscribing Law Enforcement agencies for incidents detected by the ShotSpotter system. For the limited police investigative purpose of supporting search warrants or officer involved shootings, this service includes a forensic examination of the data captured for the incident and documentation of that examination in the form of the Detailed Forensic Report (DFR). You can click the button below to request this service.GO TO INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES REQUEST
Expert Witness Services (for Attorneys)
Expert Witness Services are available for an incident detected by the ShotSpotter system. In addition to trial preparation and testimony, this service includes a forensic examination of the data captured for the incident and documentation of that examination in the form of the Detailed Forensic Report (DFR). ShotSpotter evidence and ShotSpotter expert witness testimony have been successfully admitted in 200 court cases in 20 states including the District of Columbia. ShotSpotter forensic evidence has prevailed in fourteen successful Frye challenges and two successful Daubert challenges throughout the United States.
Read the letter of commendation from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives about ShotSpotter’s assistance in securing a guilty verdict for an assault of a federal officer and discharging a firearm in a crime of violence.
Expert Witness Services are available at a rate of $350 per hour, minimum of 5 hours. You can click the button below to request this service or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about Expert Witness Services and DFRs.GO TO EXPERT WITNESS SERVICE REQUEST