"I consider Ms. Murray to be one of the best Latent Technicians with whom I have worked, both in terms of the quality of her work, as well as her testimony presentation. Her demeanor on the witness stand is that of a professional and her testimony articulate."
– RN, Deputy District Attorney, County of Sacramento, State of California.

Carla Newman brings 30 years' experience as a forensic scientist, expert witness, crime scene investigator, and Certified Latent Print Examiner. Her expertise extends from the crime scene to the courtroom.

Known for her dedication, perseverance, and commitment, Carla plays a critical role in solving crimes through her persistence in searching latent fingerprints and analyzing evidence.

While a Forensic Investigator for the Sacramento Police Department, Carla established the Major Crimes Unit revolutionizing crime scene investigations using cutting edge and state-of-the-art technologies, pairing latent print examiners and crime scene investigators with homicide detectives conducting cradle to grave processing of hundreds of complex crime scenes. Her outstanding contributions resolved numerous cases.

As an independent contractor, Carla managed a combat support agency within the Defense Intelligence Enterprise handling forensics for highly classified latent cases and was an integral part of task forces implementing strategic planning to resolve crime scenes.

Her influential leadership brings a vast knowledge base in diverse environments, talents that make her ideal to command media interviews providing televised re-enactments and multi-media presentations for information dissemination and training.

Under Carla's exceptional training, she created curriculum that became a benchmark for new latent print examiners on operations, including automated latent print systems and manual lalent print comparisons.

Carla currently serves in private practice as Director of Newman Forensics in Sacramento and Northern California.

"Ms. Murray (Newman) made the [Sacramento] police department's first Western Identification Network hit when she sent a … print through the system and made a hit on an individual in Utah. Her dedication, perseverance and commitment to her profession makes her deserving of the Distinguished Service Award and the respect and admiration of the Sacramento Police Department."


In the News

July 10, 2015

OPM hack's unprecedented haul: 1.1 million fingerprints

The hackers who stole millions of federal personnel files also took 1.1 million fingerprints, a theft that poses an unprecedented danger.

May 08, 2015

Fingerprints give away more than identity

Method detects tiny specks of cocaine, other illegal drugs stuck in whorls


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