New Mexico Tech researchers helped develop a new tool being utilized by the City of Albuquerque.

Case Catcher, a repository for documents, video, text messages, 911 recordings, and other discovery items used in criminal cases, is a new tool to aid the criminal justice system in prosecuting crimes. The City of Albuquerque announced it will be using the technology.

Staff at Institute for Complex Additive Systems Analysis (ICASA), a research division of New Mexico Tech that specializes in solutions to national and homeland security problems, built the digital repository over the past three years under a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice obtained by the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. The secure electronic repository helps law enforcement agencies and justice system partners communicate, replacing largely paper and email communications.