Ex-Springfield police officer, Jeffrey Asher, was convicted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 for a 2009 incident that resulted in Melvin Jones III being beaten by Asher with a non-department issued flashlight. A woman captured the altercation on video from her home across the street using a flip-cam. The Hampden County District Attorney's Office hired WIN Interactive to analyze the amateur video and enhance it where possible to present before a judge and jury.
Below is a before and after sample of some video enhancement:
Jurors were each given individual headsets to listen closely to the audio from the video as it was played over and over again by both attorneys. After almost two days of deliberating, jurors found Officer Jeffrey Asher guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.