Digital Forensics

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The Los Angeles District Educational meeting for Professional Investigators of California, (PICA), is scheduled for Friday, February 19, 2016 at Victorio's Ristorante, 10901 Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood. Registration is required as seating is limited.

Our guest speaker is Doug Carner of Forensic Protection, speaking on Digital Forensics; video enhancement and stabilization, using FREE open-source software used by law enforcement and analysts worldwide.

Attendees will be learning the exact same tool and methods used by those that charge thousands of dollars per video enhancement.  Video Cleaner is open-source, cost-free, ad-free, and court approved.  This training/lecture is a special free perk for this PICA meeting, and costs hundreds of dollars from other resources.  By the end of the lecture, attendees will have the tool and knowledge to increase the clarity of their surveillance videos, and increase their income.

Doug Carner is a multimedia forensic analyst, certified in multimedia forensics, he is an educator for the American College of Forensic Examiners, a Diplomat of the American Board of Recorded Evidence, an active member of the International Association for  Identification, he serves on the Los Angeles Superior Court Panel of Experts, an  inventor of industry-wide practices, a contributor to industry software, and president of Forensic Protection.

Mr. Carner has processed evidence in over a thousand cases with results that have  been featured in the  national news and accepted  by courts and agencies worldwide. He is a pioneer of industry innovations and an avid advocate for Clarification, and the new science-based alternative to judgment-based enhancements.

"When evidence can speak for itself, it becomes a powerful story teller and your most persuasive tool."

Doug Carner, CPP/CHS-III
Forensic Protection


2016 Education

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Ian A. Tausig, Certified Social Media Intelligence Analyst and Licensed Private Investigator, is PICA's 1st Vice President for 2016.  Ian is responsible for working on training and education for the membership. He has put together great speakers and topics that will be beneficial for PICA Members.

Here is the list of speakers tentatively lined up:

1. Kasey Sirody of The Law Office of Kasey Sirody. Kasey is a former Ventura County Deputy District Attorney and is now a Fraternal Order of Police Panel Attorney. She'll be talking about peace officer defense, and how it differs from regular criminal cases, including tackling concurrent administrative, civil, and criminal actions.

2. Cameron Norris of Norris Law Group, APC. Cameron is a prominent family law attorney in Ventura County and will talk about investigators in family law. Including gathering meaningful evidence in child custody cases, and the importance of due diligence in high-asset divorce cases.

3. Vernon Tucker of Downs & Associates, in-house counsel for Farmers Insurance. Vernon will discuss auto claims and subrogation, and how investigators play their part in the process.

Ian welcomes any suggestions or specific requests. If any member has specific experience and knowledge in an area and would like to share with the membership, send Ian an e-mail with the information.

Ian says, "I'm excited about working with the board, and all of you to put together great educational programs to enhance the quality of services we all provide to our clients."

Ian A. Tausig, SMIA
1st Vice President - PICA
Certified Social Media Intelligence Analyst

Tausig & Associates
California Private Investigator License #28223
Office: 805-293-1409


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