Evidence Preservation in Kentucky

State statute requires that law enforcement agencies preserve biological evidence collected in a class A, B, C, or D felony, or a capital offense for the period a defendant is incarcerated in connection with that conviction. Effective: 2002; Amended most recently: 2019.

Kentucky’s statute does NOT meet the best practices standards outlined by the NIST Technical Working Group on Biological Evidence Preservation.

Read the statute.


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