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Attorney General Supports Bill to Build Washington's First Digital Crime Lab

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YAKIMA, Wash.-  With many bills on the list, Washington State's Attorney General Rob McKenna says seven bills were passed. One of them will finance the state's first digital crime lab. The bill will pay for proper equipment and training to facilitate all sorts of crime that involve modern technology. McKenna says many crimes and evidence used in investigations are traced through technology and having an up-to-date lab is something the state needs immediately.

"It'd be like trying to prosecute crimes without finger prints or without an ability to take DNA samples, we need to catch up," said McKenna.

One bill that McKenna says is just as important but didn't pass is a bill requiring caregivers to release more personal information. McKenna says it is important to know who is taking care of our senior citizens.

"We need the capability to look into the backgrounds of people that we're leaving our parents with or taking them to," said McKenna.

McKenna says doing this would create a safer environment for senior citizens. He plans to keep pushing this bill forward and hopes to get it passed in the next session.
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