About Us

Eric Richardson

Eric Richardson, a Forensic Specialist with the League City Police Department, is a retired Master Sergeant from the Oklahoma City Police Department. Eric spent 22 1/2 years with the Oklahoma City Police Department were he spent over 16 years in the crime scene investigations unit. While assigned to the crime scene unit Eric worked over 350 homicides, 100’s of death investigations, 100’s person crimes etc. Since 2000, Eric  has gathered information on the best practices of processing all types of crime scenes. In 2001, Eric produced a crime scene guide for the various crime scenes that are processed by officers/investigators. Eric retired from the Oklahoma City Police Department and went to work for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent assigned to work crime scenes across the state. Eric spent 4 years with OSBI before taking his current position with the League City Police Department. Eric’s current title is Forensic Specialist/Evidence Manager where he has multiple responsibilities pertaining to crime scene investigations, cell phone data extraction, latent print comparison and evidence management. Eric is a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst and a Certified Latent Print Examiner through the International Association of Identification.

Jim Stokes

Jim is currently a Criminalist Administrator with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations Laboratory Division. Jim joined the OSBI in 1995 as a member of the Latent Evidence Unit, assigned to process crime scenes, latent print processing and comparison, and shoe and tire impression comparison. Jim served several years as the supervisor of the OSBI Latent Evidence Unit prior to taking an administrative position. Jim is a Certified Latent Print Examiner through the International Association for Identification. Jim is also an assessor with American Society of Crime Lab Director’s Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB), and has performed assessments for several law enforcement crime labs around the country. Jim has provided extensive training in latent print and crime scene processing for law enforcement in Oklahoma. Jim has also worked for the Houston Police Department as a Senior Fingerprint Technician in the Identification Division, and the Missouri City, TX Police Department as a Technical Investigator.

Brian Abston

Brian has an extensive career in software development and is verse in several programming languages. He worked at the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for 14 years and managed the State’s Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and Computerized Criminal History (CCH). Brian was also the Lead Architect and Lead Developer on several projects implemented by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation including the National Fingerprint User Fee (NFUF) and Automated Criminal History System (ACHS) projects. He now holds a position as a Senior Java Developer with Morgan Stanley Capital International in Norman, Oklahoma.