Sunday, June 13, 2010

Los Angeles Sheriff collecting fewer fingerprints because of budget cuts

"The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is collecting less fingerprint evidence because of budget cuts.

The belt-tightening undermined his agency's ability to collect and analyze fingerprint evidence, causing delays for more than 65 homicide investigations and resulting in the destruction of potential leads in scores of other crimes.

Sheriff Lee Baca cut overtime expenses for 59 fingerprint specialists in an effort to help make a $128-million budget cut. The move has delayed the collection of evidence in crimes such as burglaries by as much as a week or more."  
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Location Oakland, Ca - Private Investigator