Monday, June 12, 2006

Flooded Evidence

Another news story, "Hall of Justice a Health Risk?" on the subject of facilities problems in evidence storage appeared yesterday in the Contra Costa Times, in which reporter Karl Fischer discovers mold, potential electrical hazards, and regular flooding among the problems in Richmond, California.

"'Being an evidence technician, I frequently handled ... bloody clothes, rape evidence, a lot of sensitive material,' said Joe Deville, an officer who retired in 2004. 'Having to handle it while ankle deep in water? I think that was a concern.'..."

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