Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $221,177)
The Annapolis Police Department (APD) seeks funds to aggressively pursue the resolution of Part I violent crimes for which investigative leads have been exhausted but for which DNA analyses may shed information that will lead to arrests and successful. APD proposes a three-pronged approach. The first step is to identify, review, and organize biological evidence in inventory. A full examination of the inventory must be conducted, with concomitant pulling of case reports and/or prosecution records to determine status of the case and likely usefulness or relevance of specimens. Inventory will be marked and re-organized to identify relationship to case status. The primary goal will be to cull DNA associated with unsolved Part I violent crimes (for which other evidence has not led to a suspect) to determine whether the DNA might lead to a profile or hit, or to eliminate the DNA as a lead.