SBPD hold training trial


South Bend, Ind. Indiana state law prohibits cameras in the court room, but today, there was an exception.

The South Bend Police Department conducted a court room testimony simulation for two officers who just finished their crime scene investigation training.

The training exercise gave the officers an opportunity to get a feel for true court room testimony after they investigate burglaries, assaults or other crimes, in the future.

"Last year they did a mock crime scene where they came out and processed a crime scene as if it were a real crime scene,” Paul Daley with SBPD said. “Then today, they are going to testify to the evidence that they collected back then as if this was a real trial… They're going to get on the stand and they’re going to testify to their methods their skill set, their knowledge as it relates to the forensic evidence they've collected as it relates to criminal justice."

Officials say although cameras aren't allowed now, there's a chance that in the near future they may be.


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