Photographs are an integral part to
documenting any crime scene,
especially when … used as evidence in court. Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey says, “Photo’s is (sic) what sells it to a jury.”
“Everything has to be perfect and that’s part of what the documentation piece is. [It] is having really, really good photographic documentation,” says William Green, California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center Medical Director.
Roughly 20 nurses from five north (California) state hospitals, gathered at the Chico Police and Fire Training Center Thursday for an extensive one-day forensic photography course. Oroville Hospital Nurse Deborah McIntyre says, “When you keep telling the same story over and over again, things change. You document it in a certain way and that way the story doesn’t change.”
The training, organized by the California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center, helps these nurses expand their current medical exams of sexual assault victims by teaching them the proper way to document the evidence. “We want to collect the evidence that the DA’s office wants and the DOJ wants. And we want to collect it in a way they want us to collect it, that they can use it,” McIntyre says.
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