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Sniper Case Highlights Police Database

Police departments around the country could have discovered possible connections between the Washington-area sniper shootings and other killings much sooner if they had been fully utilizing a national crime database. Robert Siegel talks about this with John Timoney, Chief Executive Officer of Beau, Dietl & Associates. Timoney was formerly Police Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.
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