With the original CSI gone (but not forgotten) from the airwaves, it’s good to know that we still have CSI: Cyber around to teach us cutting-edge crime-solving techniques. In this exclusive clip from Cyber’s Oct. 18 episode, Ted Danson’s D.B. Russell, who has relocated from Las Vegas to his new crew’s HQ in Quantico, gives us the rundown on how investigators can use police body cam footage to identify the officer the camera happens to be strapped to. That’s especially important when the anonymous officer in question has had his body camera hacked and the footage is threatening to disturb the peace in his town.
“All these officers think that they’re anonymous when they wear a body cam, but they’re not,” Russell explains to hacker-turned-Cyber team player Raven Ramirez (Hayley Kiyoko). Turns out the footage contains a wealth of biometric data — height, weight, previous injuries — that folks like Russell and Ramirez can use to suss out the camera wearer’s identity. “It’s like the video equivalent of a fingerprint,” he concludes. Who says that entertainment can’t also be educational?
CSI: Cyber airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on CBS.