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The Sheppard murder case is the catalyst behind the County Grand Jury seeking to create a "county-wide detective bureau". The jury foreman, B.R. Winston, pointed out that suburbs are making "increasing use of Cleveland's scientific investigation unit". The move would take from 5 to 10 years to accomplish.
Sam Sheppard, Grand Jury, B.R. Winston, Cleveland Police Scientific Investigation Unit
Cleveland News, "54/08/26 Jurors Urge County-Wide Detective Unit" (1954). All Articles. 487.