Tuesday, March 2, 2010
District Attorney’s Historical Evidence Collection to Be on Exhibit
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Items from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s historical evidence collection are slated to be showcased at an exhibit this week in Las Vegas, a spokesperson for the office said.
Entitled “Behind the Scenes,” the planned showcase will feature evidence, photographs, video footage and vintage vehicles from homicide investigations spanning 100 years.
District Attorney Steve Cooley said he was “happy to participate in this important historical exhibit by providing some of the evidence collected over the years by the hard-working detectives with whom we work so closely.”
Among the items being provided by the district attorney are the clothes worn by Senator Robert Kennedy the night of his assassination, weapons seized from the Manson family, gloves and a knit cap from the O.J. Simpson murder trial, and firearms from the Onion Field case, the spokesperson said.
Photographs and memorabilia from high profile cases in Los Angeles, including Marilyn Monroe’s death, the Black Dahlia murder, the 1997 North Hollywood shootout and the 1974 Symbionese Liberation Army shootout, are also being provided by the Los Angeles Police Historical Society Museum.
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department curated the exhibit for the 2010 California Homicide Investigators Conference.
The exhibit is scheduled to be displayed tomorrow and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Palms Casino Resort.
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