Colorado governor signs evidence preservation law


Yesterday in Denver, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter signed a new law requiring law enforcement agencies in the state preserve evidence from crime scenes. The law calls for automatic preservation of evidence in serious crimes, and says agencies must retain the evidence for the lifetime of any person convicted of the crime.

"This law is a major step forward for justice in Colorado," said Rebecca Brown, a policy analyst with the Innocence Project, which lobbied for the bill. "This evidence can provide clear answers to lingering questions about innocence or guilt."

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. (Fort Collins Colorado, 05/15/08)

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