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Sacramento forensic experts honored with their own week

The Sacramento Police Department is calling attention to some behind-the-scene crime fighters during National Forensic Science week.

The week, Aug. 10-16, recognizes the importance that forensic science plays in investigating crimes throughout the nation – exonerating the innocent and identifying the guilty.

Department spokesman Officer Justin Brown said that Crime Scene Investigators are unsung heroes.

“They are behind the scenes, come in after the dust settles, and collect evidence that can make all the difference in a case,” he said.

The Crime Scene Investigations unit processes all types of crime scenes, including burglaries and homicides. They respond around the clock, every day of the week.

Last year, the investigators responded to 7,000 calls. In 2013, 250 criminal identifications were made through fingerprints alone.