Johnson County Science Café : September 15th

The Real Forensic Science in Investigations

Speaker: Jason Butell, Firearm & Toolmark Examiner, Johnson County Criminalistics Laboratory
Date: September 15, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Coach’s Bar and Grill, 9089 W. 135th Street, one block west of 135th and Antioch, south side of 135th St.

Learn about the capabilities and timeframes associated with the real science of crime investigation. Mr. Butell will run through an example of how this science is done. In 2012 the Johnson County Crimeinalistics Lab moved into a new state-of-the-art building located in Olathe, that houses nine distinct laboratory spaces (Controlled Substances, Trace Evidence, Toxicology, Biology, DNA, Latent Prints, Firearms and Tool Marks, Digital/Multimedia and Crime Scene Investigation).

Mr. Butell has a BS in Biology from K-State, and instead of continuing on to Medical School, decided to go into law enforcement for a short while, then worked as a CSI in Wichita, became a Medico-Legal Death Investigator (like a specialized CSI) for the Medical Examiner’s Office in Wichita, and in 2006 entered the Firearm & Toolmark field where I have been since, and moved to JoCo in early 2009.

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