Memo from the Warden, 1941, Sing Sing Prison, New York

Thanks to John Jay College for preserving this artifact, which I dug up on an unusual research project for a client.

Excellent result for public records law in Massachusetts.

Excellent result for public records law in Massachusetts. "Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman."- Louis D. Brandeis

Why Words Matter: Good Intel, Bad Reports, Ugly Outcomes

It is over: No retrial for client in Lowell blaze

Client Victor Rosario, who spent over three decades years in prison before convictions for arson and eight counts of murder were overturned, will not be retried according to the District Attorney Marian Ryan. Superior Court Judge Kathe Tuttman overturned Rosario's convictions in 2014, based partly on new forensic science cast doubt on whether the fire was actually arson as well as other factors in our re-investigation of the case.

Mr. Rosario is now married and works as a minister in Dorchester.

The Law and Science of Eyewitness Identification

I summarized some key points for investigators in a piece for
PURSUIT MAGAZINE on the new scientific studies being done in the field of eyewitness identification and memory.

Below are links to case law, scientific studies and law enforcement training guides and videos. Most of this collection was put together by the organizers of the National Symposium on Eyewitness Identification Reform held at Yale Law School, which I was fortunate to attend in July 2016.

- John Nardizzi

Court Cases

Law Enforcement Training Curriculum

Law Enforcement Videos

Model Legislation, Policies and Practices

Related Studies and Articles

FBI reports code names & acronyms & abbreviations

This website of FBI acronyms, code names and abbreviations may be of use if you need to decipher FBI reports.

FBI reports are often generated in connection with civil or criminal litigation. Some of the acronyms and code names can be tough to decipher but they sure are fun. SPECTAR? BLACK BAG JOBS? GHETTO INFORMANT PROGRAM?

And use a VPN because Jedgar's boys are probably running the site anyway…

The most sophisticated Android espionage app ever; self-destructs upon risk of discovery & other nastiness

Illegal use of GPS and filing false police report: Department of Bad Ideas