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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Media Advisory

Denver Field Division

For Immediate Release

Friday, November 3, 2017
Contact: Lisa Meiman

New Partnership, Technology Fights Violent Gun Crime in Southern Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In the criminal world, one small group is recognized as the most violent and dangerous offenders—serial shooters. Serial shooters are responsible for a disproportionate amount of gun crime, often participating in multiple shootings in a community. In the middle of 2015, law enforcement, forensic scientists and prosecutors revolutionized the way they analyzed, investigated, arrested and prosecuted these select individuals to immediately and decisively reduce the amount of violent gun crime in southern Colorado.

Two years later, the Southern Colorado Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) continues to make a significant impact on the communities it serves, including Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Pueblo and Fountain, Colorado.

Join us to learn more about how this formal partnership and the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN), the central technology behind crime gun intelligence, have made a difference to citizens in southern Colorado and changed the way law enforcement combats gun crime forever.

What: Press conference on CGIC and NIBIN successes

Who: Colorado Springs PD Chief Pete Carey
ATF Special Agent in Charge Debora Livingston
CBI Lab Director Katie Fetherston
Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer
El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder
Pueblo PD Chief Troy Davenport
Fountain PD Chief Chris Heberer
4th Judicial District Attorney Dan May
Pueblo Undersheriff JR Hall

Where: CSPD, Police Operations Center, 705 S Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO

When: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

The Southern Colorado Crime Gun Intelligence Center uses cutting-edge technology and a dedicated investigative team to stop shooters and identify their sources of guns before they can commit further violent crimes. It is a partnership between ATF, Colorado Springs Police Department, El Paso Sheriff's Office, Fountain Police Department, Pueblo Police Department, Department of Corrections Division of Adult Probation, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the District Attorney's Office for the 4th and 10th Judicial Districts.

For more information on NIBIN and CGIC, please see the attached fact sheets. For copyright- and royalty-free B-Roll of NIBIN, visit https://www.dvidshub.net/video/462181/nibin-b-roll.

To learn more about ATF and its programs, go to www.atf.gov.

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