Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $143,539)
The Anne Arundel County Police Department desires to obtain funding through this solicitation to increase the number of violent crime cold cases identified, reviewed and cleared by arrest by using DNA analysis. The Department proposes to accomplish this goal through a coordinated effort between the Department's Cold Case Squad, the Crime Lab, Evidence Collection Unit, Property Management Section, and the Office of the State's Attorney for Anne Arundel County, Maryland. This coordinated effort will involve identifying and reviewing open case files, identifying and interviewing victims and witnesses, applying current DNA analysis to evidence and the prosecution of suspects. The Anne Arundel County Police Department, as departmental resources permitted, has experienced past success in investigating violent crime cold cases by a coordinated investigative approach and applying current DNA analysis to the evidence. The department has committed significant resources to the investigation of violent crime cold cases by staffing a fulltime Cold Case Squad and its own DNA laboratory. The expansion of its investigative efforts through grant funding is crucial to closing additional cases. The department is seeking this funding to enhance its commitment to the victims and community by solving violent crime cold cases through DNA analysis. ca/ncf
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