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Carney Forensics Case Studies:


Civil Law

Rogue Cops Raid Atlanta Gay Bar and Attempt Cover Up of Abuses

Calhoun v. Pennington, Court File No. 1:09-CV-03286 (N.D. Ga. Dec. 8, 2010)

The Calhoun case demonstrates how digital forensic expertise can be used to uncover important evidence with the potential to drastically change the result of a lawsuit.  In Calhoun, the result included a monetary settlement for the Plaintiffs, as well as policy changes that arguably restored some of the public trust in the Atlanta Police Department.

Criminal Law

Data Mining Minnesota Murder Victim’s Cell Phone Reveals Smoking Gun Evidence

State v. Ferguson, 804 N.W.2d 586 (Minn. 2011)

The Ferguson defense overcame the evidentiary threshold established in Atkinson by data mining and producing cell phone evidence that directly tied another to the crime scene and the crime itself.  The digital evidence recovered by Carney Forensics culminated in a Supreme Court reversal and remand for a new murder trial for Calvin Ferguson.

Downloadable Mobile Device Forensics Articles:

The iPhone Meets the Fourth Amendment by Adam M. Gershowitz

Prevalence, Use, and Evidentiary Issues of Digital Evidence of Cellular Telephone Consumer and Small-Scale Digital Devices

Cell Phones Squeal (Surveys abroad show that mobile is the number one give away in extramarital affairs and cheating)

Employee Text Messages Are Not Inviolate: Understanding and Navigating the Ninth Circuit’s Decision in Quon v. Arch Wireless

Mobile Device Forensics Links:

CSI: Crime Scene iPhones Yield Forensic Evidence, Confusion About Data Handling

Lawyers Finding Divorce App in Smart Phones (Survey of Nation’s Top Attorneys Reveals Spike in Smart Phone and Text Message Evidence)

Do Text Messages Live Forever? (How a dirty SMS can come back to haunt you)