reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
I spoke to Sgt. Brian Muller this afternoon about the LVA software his department is said to be testing. I took notes as best I could while Sgt.
Muller explained what the Dept hoped to gain in testing the LVA software.
He said the department is always interested in any new (electronic) technologies that might help them to get to the crux of subject. The LVA isn't the
only device they've tested but due to budget cuts they didn't finish the "official report" of the test.
He mentioned that there are several videos, interviews out there (locally) that the department participated in, of the LVA software. I think I'll do a
search for them when time permits. He mentioned "Channel 7" and National Geographic as examples of who did the interviews.
Sgt. Muller also explained that, yes, indeed, there are some confident lier's out there. He added, as the software flashed a word, if the word
switched to an opposite word easily, and repeatedly, he knew there might be some deceptions surrounding the question. His instincts would tell him to
ask related questions in the chance there was something amiss.
The LVA software was tested in other departments at the sheriff's office. At the time of the budget cuts, it's my understanding they were going to
have the "background investigators" use the LVA software.
He contacted Lynn Robbinson, President of Layered Voice Technologies at some point, probably in the beginning of the testing, asking for a list of
other agencies who have tested or are testing the software.
He said he contacted some of the 30 or so agencies, asking them what they might have concluded.
After asking him about the list of "users", "testers", he gave me Lynn Robbinson's phone number, explaining that he moved offices and he's not sure
where the list was.
I mentioned to him that the LVA software is claimed to be 95% accurate and what he thought about that.
He paused and said it would depend on "what they (the owners) considered accurate".
It sounded like Sgt. Muller was impressed with the software, he didn't down his experience with it.
I know this sloppy interview I gave him didn't reveal much more than we already know but ..... uhm....
I did phone Lynn Robbinson and I left a message inviting her to this thread. I mentioned the "list" before leaving my phone number and email address.
I have her email now and I'll send her the invitation again, more proper this time. My phone skills are very good so I don't think I sounded off the
wall at all, lol. It's my note taking that needs improvement, I'll be ready this time if she calls.
Eta: I'll be sure to request as much as possible via email! The phone interviews aren't much in the way of proof or facts.
edit on 16-11-2011 by sweetliberty because: (no reason given)