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Best Practices for Handling “Cold Hits”

Communication Is Key

Regular communication between law enforcement, laboratory and prosecution has multiple advantages:

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For un-adjudicated hits, this information could provide leverage for plea agreements, evidence of other crimes, enhancement of punishment at sentencing and information to withhold parole, all of which can help ensure public safety.17

17 Colorado Cold Case Task Force meets a few times a year, charted on their website »

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