SRI’s goal is to always be on the forefront of technology. In almost every case, there is some type of digital evidence present. Before computers, detectives used fingerprints to prove cases. Now SRI’s certified digital investigator uses virtual footprints as evidence to prove what occurred. This evidence used in conjunction with our team approach allows us to give our clients evidence that is forensically solid to prove their case. In today’s digital world it is almost impossible not to leave some type of a virtual footprint or profile. We are very dependent on our phones, tablets, infotainment systems, navigation systems and computers. Much like leaving DNA at a crime scene, the digital world can provide evidence just as compelling.
SRI’s highly trained, licensed private investigator and certified digital forensic expert investigator is Donald Coleman. DL is an expert at finding any and all digital evidence of questionable activity including deleted files, illegal and immoral activity, hidden information or funds, and more. In almost every legal matter, critical and relevant evidence is electronically stored on computers, tablets, phones, infotainment systems, and navigation systems. Whether you are a parent, business owner or corporate representative, DL can get the answers you need for your particular situation.
Donald Coleman, Digital Investigator
SRI has the equipment and training necessary to conduct these forensically sound investigations at the highest levels. We are equipped with the best programs and hardware available in the field.
Many of the tasks that DL is tasked with doing may not have training that exists for the specific device which needs to be imaged. Many times, electronic devices are damaged and or that are not ordinarily included in training courses. These special situations is the reason SRI has developed a digital forensics lab for DL. We want to ensure that DL has sound forensic methodologies and the proper tools to image these devices SRI in special situations. We purchase these items in advance and DL researches the methodologies that may have been used in the past and then tests those methodologies to ensure they forensically retrieve the data prior to using these methods in an active case.
Digital Forensics Can Help You:
- Determine if evidence has been modified or tampered with.
- Discover or prove if the opposition is “guilty” of wrongdoing.
- Find the “Smoking Gun” in your case to prove you are innocent.
- Help determine which devices need to be investigated.
- Offer strategies regarding the report findings.
- Provide facts that are backed up by the forensic community.
- Testify in court as an expert witness.
Items that we currently can image include but are not limited to:
- Cell phones
- GPS units (portable or in dash)
- Drive Cameras
- Airbag control modules
- Damaged Airbag control modules
- Engine Control Modules
- Power Control Modules
- Anti-lock Brake Systems (Commercial Vehicles)
- Complete system scans of commercial vehicles
- Recovery of deleted files from SD Cards, USB drives, Micro SD Cards
SRI has acquired, and DL has been trained in Input Ace a forensic video tool. This software allows DL to assist our traffic reconstructionists and crime scene reconstructionists in ways that were not possible when SRI was formed. Tracking speeds of vehicles accurately or identifying what an individual is doing in a video are simple tasks for this tool.