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A Digital Forensic Examiner Is On The Receiving End Of The Phone Call

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A cellular phone rings in a Northern Virginia suburban home; it is 3:00 AM. A digital forensic examiner is on the receiving end of the phone call. The local police department is requesting the examiner’s expertise and his state of the art forensic lab. An individual has just been arrested on child pornography charges, as well as, possible drug trafficking. The suspect is believed to be the ringleader in a drug cartel so this has the potential to be a massive investigation. This digital examiner was once a Northern Virginia police officer who was also a digital forensic examiner for the force. He recently established his laboratory and has recently procured the local police department as a client. Although this is his first case with the…show more content…
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