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Jones' Apt. Building- TMODJ (PRSIM)

Posted Feb. 26, 2024, 5:37 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Tiberius Cattaneo (Chief of Star Fleet Security) (Clayton Strong)

Posted by Civilian Joseph Karlson (Police Commissioner) in Jones’ Apt. Building- TMODJ (PRSIM)

Posted by Captain Eela Dasca (Lt. Governor) in Jones’ Apt. Building- TMODJ (PRSIM)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Tannenn Keen (Chief Fleet Science Officer) in Jones’ Apt. Building- TMODJ (PRSIM)
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About twenty minutes later, files were sent over. 72 hours was a long time and there was a lot of footage to go through. Also, according to the autopsy it not yet been 12 hours since Jones’ death, but the files were sent over for the period that including this morning as well.

Combing through the footage, there were people coming and going. Jones himself came and went, and Saturday evening (it was Monday morning) he left in a tux, presumably for the gala. All people who went to and from the building either had access to the building as residents, checked in with the security desk, or were security and building staff themselves.

Dashiel Jones left his apartment on Sunday night at 1810 hours and returned early Monday morning. He entered the building at 0231, greeted the officer on duty with a smile, and it was noted that his apartment door was unlocked at 0239. His time of death according to the autopsy was 0246.

Capt. Eela Dasca, Lt. Governor

Tiberius was looking for anyone who was entering or leaving the Jones residents, no matter if they were allowed or not. He re-reviewed the tapes to verify he did not miss who entered and who left the actual apartment.

Lt. Cmdr. Cattaneo
Chief of Star Fleet Security

There was no visual sign of anyone other than Jones coming and going from his place during the entire time until the wellness check after his death. But there was a brief moment during the surveillance where it was like the footage blinked. Nothing seemed different, but it was like a tiny glitch, so tiny as to be easily missed.

~Eela Dasca, Lt. Gov.

Tiberius had to watch the video a number of times to confirm what he believed was a blink in the footage. He could not believe it the first time he saw it but generally glitches meant something was tampered with. He needed to look at the actual data of the videos to confirm the glitch was a modification and not a simple glitch in the hardware. He had some experience with computer forensics but might need to get with someone from science to help out to confirm the issue. Tiberius went ahead and hit his comm badge and said, “Commander Cattaeno to Commander Keen. I have some video of the Jones’s quarters that I need to have some help on why its seems to have glitched. Is there someone on your team who might be able to help out with this?” He then waited for a response from the Commader.

Lt. Cmdr. Cattaneo
Chief of Star Fleet Security

Tannenn set down the Padd she had been reading and tapped her combadge, “Keen, here, I have some experience with video verification, I am far from as expert however, I can put out a call if you wish to see whom might be a better candidate as I am still learning the other science team names and professions.” she waited for his response with patience though she wanted to help as much as she could she knew that likely since it wasn’t the fore front of her skills she would likely be passing the torch to a more skilled person.

Tannenn Keen, CFSO

Tiberius though for a second and said, =/\=Why not come yourself and bring along the SME and we can walk through it.=/\= He could use all the help he could get because he thought something fishy was going on with this blip in the video. He was not 100% positive but was pretty sure something occurred being not hardware related.

Lt. Cmdr. Cattaneo
Chief of Star Fleet Security

“Your office or are you elsewhere?” Tannenn asked as she used her left hand to open up a list of science personnel, she glanced at the list and noted that NE Biggs was on duty and have more than one degree in the needed field. “Can be there in roughly ten minutes if that is alright?” as she waited for his response she made ready to contact NE Biggs.

[[LtCmdr]] [[Keen]]
[[Chief Star Fleet Science Officer]]

=/\=10 minutes is perfect. The main Starfleet Security Office please. I have the video here and I need another set of eyes looking at it to verify I am not totally crazy about what I am seeing.=/\= Tiberius responded to Commander Keen.

Lt. Cmdr. Cattaneo
Chief of Star Fleet Security

“More eyes on the way, see you then.” Tannenn said and closed her side of the connection to call on NE Biggs, after a brief conversation he agreed to meet Tannenn at the Star Fleet security office in ten minutes time.

Roughly 8 minutes later Tannenn was walking towards Tiberius’ doorway with Biggs jogging up from behind her. She waited until Biggs slowed to walk and gave him time to catch his breath before she rang the chime for Tiberius’ office.

LtCmdr Keen
Chief Star Fleet Science Officer

Tiberius knew what Tannenn looked like and was excited to see her again. He knew they would come in shortly but he was still reviewing the video feed again which the blip. He was trying to find why it was modified but he did not have enough previous experience with video modification and knew he would need a subject matter expert to help out with this but he was trying to determine how long the blip was as the screen seemed to have changed but it was hard because not much was going on at the time.

Lt. Cmdr. Cattaneo
Chief of Star Fleet Security

Tannenn rang the chime and once given permission to enter she did so with a smile, “So video verification?” she asked softly as she regarded him, before looking at the displays in front of Tiberius, NE Ensign Biggs followed her in and nodded to Tiberius before he looked at the display as well.

“It looks fine until mark 0145 it looks like it is looping to me.” Tannenn said after looking at the playback, Biggs nodded his head in agreement. “There’s another spot it is repeating as well, at, 0250 it is extremely well done splicing but not completely perfect since we Have spotted it.”

OOC: I can edit if needs be

LtCmdr Keen
Chief Star Fleet Science Officer
OED V

Tiberius looked at Commander Keen and responded, “I am not sure its looping, but it just looks like it skipped over some time. Is this something you or Ensign Biggs would be able to determine an amount of time that was skipped?” He waited for a response to know how to go about finding out what happened.

Lt. Cmdr. Cattaneo
Chief of Star Fleet Security

“I can help but I think Biggs has the most knowledge at this point.” she took a step back to allow Biggs more room at the console and he glanced at Tiberius with a nod, “If there’s one thing you can count on it is us having multiple back ups and back ups of back ups. It is just a matter of tracking them down and finding the unaltered files.” he got started and after a while he whistled softly, “They’re good but yeah give me twenty minutes I should have a clean and full file for you.”

Tannenn gave Tiberius a small smile, “Sorry I wasn’t more help but I will stick around just in case I can still help.”

LtCmdr Keen
Chief Star Fleet Science Officer
OED V

Tiberius thought for a second, and said, “I would love to have some additional help. You were helpful.” He smiled at Tannenn. He then said again, “Anyone which can help, is ideal and you can stay. We both might learn something.” He then looked over at Ensign Biggs and said, “Are you able to determine how long the ‘blip’ in the video was? ” He wanted to see what a professional could say about the video.

OOC: I would like to see what Linds has to say about the video before we make any assumptions.

Lt. Cmdr. Cattaneo
Chief of Star Fleet Security

OOC: Agreed. :)

LtCmdr Keen
Chief Star Fleet Science Officer
OED V

It took considerable effort to eliminate the possibility that the blips were accidental, but the evidence was in the precise way an earlier clip of nothing happening was overlaid at 0145 and 0250 hours. They were ten-second clips with the cut being no more than 0.2 seconds. A blink of an eye. So quick it was easily missed. What was even more curious was that they only covered those two ten-second bits of footage. Not the time in between. It was true and the timestamps in the code were correct. An additional bit in the automatic changelogs for the code showed that the hallway footage was change for both clips 0250, after Jones’ noted time of death. At the time of, or after someone left Jones’ apartment, they altered the security footage. Remotely.

~Eela Dasca, Lt. Gov.

Tiberius was curious how he was going to get hold of the originals for this and not some copy that sent it over. He was thinking, maybe the person who sent this originally had something to do with it. He decided a trip to the security office of the apartment was going to be needed. He looked over at Tannenn and said, “Thank you for your help. I might need both of you to help me again. I am going to make a trek over to the apartment and try and get a copy of the original. If either of you want to go, he looked specifically at Tannenn, I would love the company.” He stood up from his desk and then waited for a response as he gathered some items to take with him to the apartment.

Lt. Cmdr. Cattaneo
Chief of Star Fleet Security

Biggs hadn’t looked up from the console as he was still trying to dig up the originals from there, “No problem at all, I like a challenge and I will keep digging here if that is okay?” he asked with a quick glance over his shoulder.

Tannenn nodded her head, “I have no problem with your request to keep digging.” she looked to Tiberius as she added, “If you think I can help I have no problem at all coming along.” She had to admit she was curious as to what they might be able to turn up even if her main skills were not in active investigations. She enjoyed it during her academy courses but she hadn’t followed beyond the general courses. Now though she was thinking it was never too late to learn a bit more. Getting more skills and qualifications was encouraged as long as it didn’t interfere with current events.

LtCmdr Keen
Chief Star Fleet Science Officer
OED V

Tiberius smiled and responded, “I would love the company. Lets go ahead and head over to the apartment complex where Jones lived so we can see if we can find anything.” He waved towards the door to allow Tannenn to leave first. He was being a gentleman. He then waited for Commander Tannenn to leave so he could walk with her. He thought this was another opportunity to chat with her to get to know her even more.

Lt. Cmdr. Cattaneo
Chief of Star Fleet Security

Before they left, there was a priority alert on his console with a message to all senior staff from Captain McBride. The public had ben informed about Jones’ death and the security level at all Starfleet controlled areas was now at Yellow Alert.

Captain McBride, Starfleet CO

Tiberius knew this was coming and was happy to know specifically when it was going to be done. He was already aware of the situation but needed to keep his eyes and ears open to make sure nothing went down due to this. He then went with Tannann and made his way to the apartment where Jones lived in order to try and get the original video.

Lt. Cmdr. Cattaneo
Chief of Star Fleet Security

Tannenn noted the notice of security alert to yellow and as they walked she confirmed that the labs were secured. She had already locked her office before leaving to help Tiberius. So she was just confirming that the labs were secured with the additional alert status.

LtCmdr Keen
Chief Star Fleet Science Officer
OED V

When they arrived at the fifteen story building, security was tight as expected and given it was a Starfleet controlled building, all the security systems were also Starfleet. A pair of security officers were outside the building and greeted the two senior officers as they arrived.

Inside, there was a security desk and an officer on duty, who had been the one that sent over the footage earlier. “Commanders,” the ensign said, rising to his feet.

~Eela Dasca, Lt. Gov.

Tiberius nodded at the Security Ensign and said, “Ensign. Can you direct me the location of where the security camera data is stored please? I know this station can only access it. I’m assuming there is a memory core somewhere.” He waited for a response from the young Ensign and he looked over at Tannenn and smiled at her.

Lt. Cmdr. Cattaneo
Chief of Star Fleet Security

Tannenn smiled back at Tiberius then turned her attention to the Ensign before them as they waited for the Ensign to either confirm or deny about the data storage and it’s possible location. She didn’t want to outright say that the video they’d received was tampered with because it would make the Ensign assume she suspected them. She didn’t she just didn’t want to cause trouble where it was already an interesting puzzle.

LtCmdr Keen
Chief Star Fleet Science Officer
OED V

“Of course, Commander. I can’t leave my post, but just one moment and I’ll ask Ensign Sawnki to show you the backup core,” he said. He sent out a page and a few moments later, a young woman with dark eyes and a sort but broad build approached.

She took in the two senior officer before looking at her fellow junior officer. “How can I help?”

“They need to see the data core.”

Sawnki nodded. “Of course, this way,” she said.

She led them down the hall and then took a right, a door appearing only a few paces in. The ensign touched an access panel and the door unlocked and slid open into a maintenance corridor. “This is the primary access point to the building primary systems. Power, water, security.” She paused after about ten meters at another door and once again used her security access to open the door.

They stepped into a small room no bigger than a small walk in closet. It housed a small computer core. “This is the main data storage area. There’s a partition in the core that serves as a backup and the whole thing has its own backup power supply.”

~Eela Dasca, Lt. Gov.

The Starfleet Security Chief received a ping on his combadge informing him of a text message from the secure government network, not an incoming voice call.

_I was informed you have entered Jones’ apartment building. I haven’t had time to compare notes yet. I’m forwarding what my forensic team gathered from the apartment in case you haven’t used your task force access yet. Take care, the press interest is high and the top of your chain of command is still on the POI list. Be warned that we have a FedSec agent attached to the investigation as well.

I’m available if you’d like another set of eyes

Regards
Detective Chief Inspector Pangolin - Major Crimes_

Attached was the information gathered by the police crime scene unit and updated access to the Major Crimes Divisions Task Force Database for the Chief of Security and whatever members of his team he wished to grant access. Pangolin of course was the lead investigator from the Oed Police Department and on Paper the lead investigator but clearly he didn’t care about taking charge, the investigation came first

DCI Pangolin

After he looked at the incoming message and data, he looked over at Lt Keen and said, “Can you take a look and see if you can find the originals for the timeframe 6 hours before the murder to the time on the floor of where the murder occurred please? I am going to look at the lobby feed around the time of the murder and the hour following to have the data of the lobby after we find the originals to see if we can help identify the person who might have killed Jones. It will help us determine if the suspect left the building or not. Since we potentially have a murder on the colony.” He then typed in the station on the data he was looking for and had the originals sent to his office and then looked over at Tannenn to see if she was able to find who left the Jones’ resident at the time of the murder.

Lt. Cmdr. Cattaneo
Chief of Star Fleet Security


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