Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $499,999)
The National Institute of Justice grant will enable the Riverside County Sheriff's Department to effectively continue to review these cold cases, submit DNA evidence for analysis, with a timely turnaround period, and successfully complete the investigation for submission to the District Attorney for prosecution. The Department is requesting funding for Sheriff's Department Investigator overtime, investigative travel expenses, overtime for the Department of Justice DNA lab personnel, and private DNA lab testing. The Riverside County Sheriffs Office proposes to review 450 violent cold cases and test evidence in 40 to 80 of those cases.
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