ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Gone are the days of officers dropping off hand-written documents and police reports into a bin for prosecutors to sort through. New Mexico’s biggest city is adopting the use of a new software database called ‘Case Catcher,’ aimed at helping investigators build better cases and stay organized. 

How organized an investigation is – matters a lot, especially in a high-stakes murder case or violent criminal case, for instance. And for years, metro-area criminal justice professionals have shared stories about cases being dismissed or impacted by problems with evidence, or what’s called discovery in the court system.

This week on the New Mexico News Podcast, Chris McKee and Gabrielle Burkhart host return guest and Albuquerque Police Deputy Commander, Kyle Hartsock. How does Case Catcher work? Who started the project? Why did it take so long to get everyone online? Hartsock explains how the new software, developed by New Mexico Tech, works, and how police and prosecutors are working together in an unprecedented way.

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