AC (ac_123) wrote in little_details,

Cold Cases and Police Boundaries

Time frame: modern day (some 1970's)
Location: Maryland (Baltimore City/Kent County)

I would use Google for this, but I don't know what I would search. I hope someone here could help.

I'm writing a story where a detective from the Towson police district of Baltimore County promises a friend to open her mother's murder, which has become a cold case. (The mother died in the mid-seventies.) Thing is, the mother was killed in a seperate police district and political boundary, Kent County, which is near Delaware (Baltimore County borders PA, Towson is in the southern bit). The detective is also not a special cold case unit detective, but he does work in homicide


Is there any way the detective could get cold case files from the other police district? Would he need superior approval? Would he need to give a reason for needing the files and what reason would be considered viable?
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