Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $93,175)
The Torrance Police Department requests funding from the National Institute of Justice, FY 12 Solving Cold Cases with DNA grant, in the amount of $93,175 for DNA cold case homicide case review of 20 cases, evidence analysis, and investigative follow up to obtain new DNA evidence. The FY 12 Solving Cold Cases with DNA grant will fund overtime pay for two cold case Detectives to obtain DNA evidence, fund overtime pay for one DNA-trained, Senior Criminalist to complete cold case evidence inventory, documentation, case review and DNA analysis as warranted, and outsourcing of mitochondrial DNA analysis as needed.
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