The two-person cold case unit closed at least three high-profile rape cases — all dating back to the early 1980s — in the past four months by reexamining DNA. But a pair of federal grants secured for such efforts in 2006 and 2008 expired last year and will not be renewed, cold case detective Joe Mudano said in a hearing before the County Council’s Public Safety Committee on July 23. The grants, which totaled $400,000, were used to pay for both the unit’s costly DNA tests and its officer salaries since the unit was formed in 2005, Mudano said.Or, the County can buy 1/2 of an artificial turf field! Voters' choice!
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Choice A: Please spend $400,000 to continue the work of the police on critical cold cases
Choice B: Please spend $400,000 to purchase 1/2 of an artificial turf field.
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