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Entries from September 2005

Going Back to Old Crime Scenes

September 30th, 2005 · Comments Off

Cold Case Squad detectives love going back to the crime scene, even when there’s nothing left. ADA’s are baffled by the practice, and there hasn’t been a time in anyone’s memory where detectives have recovered any valuable evidence, but this is one of the ways they psych themselves up to begin. They are mustering with […]

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How Many Unsolved Murders?

September 27th, 2005 · 3 Comments

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The Property Clerk Division

September 24th, 2005 · Comments Off

As an amateur historian, I was fascinated with the NYPD’s Property Clerk Division. I wanted to see what they had saved. What I learned was: not much. Before I go any further, as far as I can tell they have their act together now, which I detail in the book. They got serious about storage […]

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DNA – Not So Much

September 21st, 2005 · Comments Off

DNA was used in less than 2% of the cases the Cold Case Squad cleared. At the time The Restless Sleep went to press, the total forensic DNA hits in New York was 1,529. 7% were for murder cases, 72% were for sex crimes. ‘In most state or federal systems, for every crime solved with […]

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