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What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence

First Responding Officers

Transporting the Victim

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In a sexual assault case, it may be the responsibility of the first responding officer to transport the victim for a medical examination. Prior to being transported to the hospital, be sure to cover the victim with a CLEAN blanket, CLEAN sheet or a CLEAN paper wrap. This will help protect any evidence that may be located on the victim.

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