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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Evidence Destruction Hault in Colorado

From Colorado lawmakers and criminal-justice advocates called Wednesday for law enforcement officials statewide to halt destruction of biological evidence in major felony cases while legislative leaders pursue new laws to protect crime-scene specimens.

"We've got to make sure we've got the right people in prison and that victims can get justice," said state Rep. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge, who is crafting a bill to preserve DNA and other forensic samples in murders and rapes for decades and provide penalties for trashing it.

Added state Sen. Ken Gordon, D-Denver: "We just can't tolerate negligence in this area." 

Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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