Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - Traces of blood at the crime scene or the projectile of a firearm: investigators in the southwest can evaluate such clues at crime scenes with the most modern technology. The use of the so-called CAVE technology (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) at the State Criminal Police Office (LKA) in Baden-Württemberg is unique in Germany, said State Interior Minister Thomas Strobl (CDU) at a presentation of the technology on Monday in Stuttgart. This is a "quantum leap" in the investigators' forensic work. With the help of real measurement data from the crime scene and virtual reality glasses, a crime can be simulated, for example, from the point of view of the perpetrator or the victim.
The LKA has been working with the CAVE technology since the end of 2021. Since then, it has been used in almost all criminal offenses, said LKA expert Stefan Knapp. For example, during the rampage in Heidelberg in January 2022 or when a suspected "Reich citizen" from Boxberg shot at police officers last spring.