MSU Expert Helping Solve Murders in Puerto Rico - WLNS TV 6 Lansing - Jackson | Your Local News Leader

MSU Expert Helping Solve Murders in Puerto Rico

Posted:

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A team led by a Michigan State University criminologist is helping police investigate homicides in Puerto Rico, whose murder rate is six times higher than in the continental U.S.

David Carter and seven homicide and forensic science specialists are helping local officers improve their investigative techniques. They've conducted a similar mission in New Orleans.

Carter says solving more cases and reducing the murder rate requires changing how police do business.

One goal is getting Puerto Rico's agencies to collaborate. Carter says many drive-by killings involve a stolen car, so auto theft investigators should participate in the murder investigation. Also, officers who deal with gang prevention could collaborate with homicide investigators to solve gang-related murders and prevent retaliation.

The U.S. Justice Department is funding the project.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WLNS. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Click Here to link to the FCC's public inspection file for WLNS-TV and Here to view the WLAJ-TV file. Persons with Disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's FCC public inspection file should contact: Teresa Morton- Program Director for WLNS and WLAJ at 517-372-8282. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or fccinfo@fcc.gov.