Colo. panel weighs DNA evidence oversight


Law enforcers say that space and money crunches prevent them from keeping some criminal evidence.
 
By Susan Greene
The Denver Post  
 
DENVER, Colo. — If criminal justice experts on a new state panel are able to overcome their differences, Colorado soon will have its first statewide policy on preserving DNA evidence.

"We have a responsibility here to seek out the best practices. … It's gonna be the same whether you're in La Junta or Berthoud or Denver," said Jeffrey Bayless, the retired Denver judge chairing Gov. Bill Ritter's DNA task force.

The group met for the first time Thursday.

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