Santa Ana Police Forensics Unit leaves no evidence unturned


CSI: Santa Ana is the real deal. Long before Gil Grisson and Catherine Willows began chasing bad guys and proclaiming, “The evidence never lies,” Mike Maiocco was re-enacting crime scenes, complete with ketchup blood spatters, in the driveway of a friend’s home. “I was in the traffic division,” says Maiocco, who joined the Santa Ana Police Department in the Traffic Division while attending college and was an Explorer before that. “This was before all the TV shows. I didn’t even know what it was.” Now, 28 years later, Maiocco is the Field Supervisor of Santa Ana’s acclaimed Forensics Services Section.…

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