Flood of evidence in NYPD cases soaked
The forensics disaster includes DNA material from murder investigations to everyday crimes
By Jamie Schram, Jessica Simeone, and Dan Mangan
The New York Post
NEW YORK — Thousands of pieces of evidence in NYPD storage centers were contaminated by toxic Hurricane Sandy floodwaters, jeopardizing criminal prosecutions in an unknown number of cases.
The forensics disaster includes DNA material from murder investigations to everyday crimes - one burglary case in The Bronx is already affected, sources said.
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