FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky State Police investigators have a new way to preserve evidence with a state-of-the-art 3D scanner that provides a realistic view of crime scenes and crash sites.
The Leica ScanStation C10 was unveiled at a news conference Wednesday in Frankfort. State police Commissioner Rodney Brewer says the agency is the first in Kentucky to buy and actively use the device.
Brewer says the scanner is expected to cut the time necessary to investigate crime and crash scenes.
The agency purchased the device for $65,000, partially with funds from a Violence Against Women Act grant.
Sgt. Chad Mills of the state police Collision Analysis and Highway Safety Branch says the scanner makes it possible to virtually revisit a site and even take measurements.