Genius Police Work That Caught Criminals Red-Handed

Donut-chomping TV detectives, meet your genius real-life counterparts.
Genius Police Work That Caught Criminals Red-Handed

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Look, we all get that actual police work is mostly filling out paperwork and handing out citations. But sometimes real-life cops are exactly as brilliant as their TV procedural counterparts, and catch criminals with genius moves like ...

A man was charged with murder based on his wife's Fitbit. A masked man broke into Richard Dabate's home, tied him up, and tortured him. When Dabate's
Genius Police Work That Caught Criminals Red-Handed
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