NIBIN Success Story
Week of November 2, 2009
ATF / Hartford Police Department
In March 2007, Hartford Police Department responded to a report of an expended cartridge casing on a public street. In April 2007, an ATF agent heard gunfire coming from the operators of a motor vehicle. ATF and Hartford Police Department arrested the driver and passenger and recovered one stolen 9mm pistol. Using NIBIN, Connecticut Department of Public Safety matched the pistol to the shooting. In August 2007, one defendant pled guilty to unlawful firearms possession and was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment. In January 2009, the second defendant pled guilty to assaulting a law enforcement officer with a firearm and was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment.