Crime Scene Live Demo - Securing the Scene

my name is officer hum from the

University Police Department basically

my dad was very simple as the first

officer on scene as involved as a scene

is I'm not gonna be trying to do a lot

of them that's the game's my goal that's

the first step as I walk on is gonna be

to secure the scene if possible I'm

going to try to find out from somebody

nearby is there a suspect nearby that I

need to be concerned about and are they

presenting a threat to somebody else if

that's the case my priority changes but

other than that situation my goal is

secure this scene and and then I'm gonna

call for backup

that backup is gonna be able to do a

better more secure sweep of the area for

a suspect or for any other evidence and

then also my supervisor vme and ID so ID

will come out they'll start to taking

all the evidence but the supervisor the

supervisor gets there they're gonna

start to manage the scene my goal is the

officer that first arrived on the scene

I'm going to I'm going to secure this

scene right here make sure that the

evidence isn't contaminated that's

pretty much what I'll do when I get


it's not like it's going to be alright

or more investigative Escrima they never

my Bellevue but yes the lead

investigator Hugo similar wasn't kind of

Indian and he's been doing this for so

very long that he would be able to come

in and just tell you everything in Texas

it's very important and obviously the

university law enforcement understands

this that the body added exiting the

body along law enforcement is do not

allow legally to touch the body yes so

the enemy has to come out here while

they're securing the scene and

collecting what evidence they can

without touching the body

the medical examiner investigator will

take lots of photos and we'll usually

after the photos are taken well hold the

body up in one direction

take photos there check their crepitus

fractures on the back of the head check

for any type of bullet wounds in just

for those of you all but that know our

and I went out to seeds a lot but as a

forensic anthropologist not an

investigator so when the medical

examiner is called by law enforcement

they will get an anthropologist

different necessary a trace evidence

team from the DNA lab in necessary here

I don't think that there is one because

our office here is relatively small but

in Houston we had a team of DNA analyst

they would come out and take tech

specimens to see if they're actually our

specimens of DNA from the perpetrator

and the anthropologists will come in

it's a case that requires expertise of

an anthropologist this particular case

it's going to require anthropologist

expertise but not at the scene so the

investigator and whoever it is that's

contracted to bring the body back so our

office we have it we call DTS de c.v

transport service and they would go out

in our refrigerated truck they would

become individuals because we would have

maybe 16 today sometimes I've seen it up

to 35 day its Harris County

he didn't leave you and there's a lot of

but okay so this particular case the

investigator Brown genetically

I'm gonna go in and show you why in an

environment such as this everyone should

wear shoe covers when they go into the

area where there may be evidence and

that's part of what law enforcement does

is rule that seems to make sure that

that kind of stuff doesn't happen I

learned how many shoe covers it's not

real okay but everybody also should be

wearing their gloves so in this

situation this individual having clothes

this individual has a wound at the top

of the chest if any ice could blow

through you need to

we can breathe with a serrated edge

damage in Portland to preserve and

submit it to the forensic anthropologist

if that office has one or they may have

to send it off and we will make casts of

that injury and look at the cast under

microscope and try to determine


that may also go to the anthropologist

before the anthropologist too may go

into the autopsy suite and look at them

and try to determine what we think we

don't know we think he may have fallen

off of here but he could just as well

and that's one thing

then we will along with the photographs

we will write the diagrams stuff that

we're looking at and we will write a

report which then becomes part of the

autopsy report