The Seattle Police Department has created a Crime Scene Investigation Unit, joining other ties that are combining and deploying high-tech tools and specially trained groups of crime busters, says the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The new unit, a six-month pilot project, features 10 of the department's most experienced detectives working together rather than in their former separate units. The group will deploy three mobile units, specially equipped vans containing equipment ranging from petri dishes and sterile swabs to saws, rubber gloves, and biohazard suits. The vans will be available around the clock for dispatch to homicides, assaults . . .
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