I have been working on the fugitive task force for two decades, and this particular case was the most challenging we have ever encountered. We knew the suspect, we knew his family, and we still could not bring him in to custody. Every time we closed the gap, he would simply outrun or outsmart us. The problem we had was while he was making his escapes, he was also committing crimes throughout the city.
Our suspect would leave his calling card and actually thought he was playing a game at one point. Even when we were able to catch him, he would slip out of the jail, the police car, or the holding station he was in. This suspect was making a complete mockery of my team, and we were getting pressure that he needed to be put away immediately. The suspect even went as far as sending my office a tape of him threatening to meet me one on one and settling this like men. He named a place and sad to bring weapons, but I was not going to allow this suspect to be in any position to be able to call the shots.
When Securus Technologies installed a call monitoring system in our prison, we didn’t think much about it helping our cause, until we got a call from an officer expressing how we needed to see it in action. The CEO of Securus Technologies, Richard Smith, says his systems and his 1,000 employees are all working to make the world safer, we needed to put those claims to the test.
Once I was shown how the LBS software works, I began to hear chatter about our suspect from inmates who were either related or knew him. One particular call talked about how hiding the fugitive was going to help the members of that family get cred from the local gang. We dispersed to that location that day, and within hours we had the suspect surrounded ad in custody. Today he is lock down 23 hours each day and should not be back on the streets for many years to come.