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How Long Do Cops Keep Evidence?
Five years? Forty years? Until the end of time?
By Brendan I. Koerner
Posted Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at 3:01 PM PT 



Police investigators in Houston, looking into incompetence at the city's
crime lab, have discovered
<http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/27/national/27lab.html>  280 boxes of
lost evidence, covering around 8,000 cases stretching all the way back
to the late 1970s. How long do police departments usually hold onto
evidence?

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