Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $500,000)
These funds will support selection and analysis of cold cases across seven New York City law enforcement agencies with central administration by the CJC. The NYPD Cold Case Squad (CCS) and the District Attorneys' Offices will identify, review, and prioritize cold case files for their potential to yield evidence for DNA analysis. Grant funds will pay for overtime for existing employees and salaries for additional employees' at all seven agencies. In addition, the funds directed to OCME will cover supplies dedicated to DNA analysis, evidence handling and loading DNA profiles into the CODIS database. With the requested funding, this grantee proposes to review 890 cases and analyze evidence in 100 cases.