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Recommendations Of The Coroner's Inquest Into The Death Of Robert Gentles

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67. It is recommended that in situations involving the application of chemical agents/inflammatory sprays prior to death, blood and tissue samples be screened for concentrations of chemical agent constituents. In cases where the samples are being forwarded to the Centre of Forensic Sciences, it is recommended that they be provided in the amounts and containers specified by the Centre.

CSC'S RESPONSE:

CSC cannot respond to this recommendation. This recommendation deals with the handling of forensic evidence by medical personnel and police investigators who are outside the employ of CSC.