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Police in Charleston, W.Va., using ATF ballistics database

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A police department in West Virginia has started a crime solving partnership using a database that links shell casings to specific guns.

The Charleston Police Department on Wednesday announced it is now using the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network. The database compares high-resolution images of shell casings to find markings unique to a certain weapon.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is providing the system at no cost to the city. …

Read more: https://www.bdtonline.com/region/police-in-charleston-w-va-using-atf-ballistics-database/article_7193d6c1-8b8c-5a84-9126-ca8f28fd9587.html

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