As part of a crime scene investigative team, my goal is to get hose off the streets that could cause our residents the most harm. We were hunting a gang leader who escaped the courthouse and has been on the run ever since. This suspect will use excessive violence if needed, especially if he thinks someone is going to compromise his freedom.
My superior offered me a new resource to help in the investigation that came from the most unlikely of sources. Securus Technologies recently installed an inmate call system at the local prison, and this was going to become instrumental in my investigation. The CEO of Securus Technologies, Richard Smith, says all 1,000 of his Dallas-based employees live by one motto, making the world just a little bit safer for us all. We had big plans on seeing if that was the case.
Me and my fellow officers were quickly brought up to speed on the LBS software by Securus Technologies team members, and we decided to run the software to see if it picked up on any chatter in the jail between inmates and their friends while on the phone. The jail has a big gang population, and some people just can not keep quiet because they have to brag about what crimes they have done. One inmate was talking openly about assisting this suspect before he was arrested, and it pointed us in a completely new direction.
As soon as we left the jail, we headed to the location the inmate revealed in his conversations, and we discovered the suspect was there waiting for his crew to take him over the border. Had it not been for the help of the Securus Technologies, that dangerous suspect could be on the loose hurting other innocent victims this year.