In Torrance Police Dept., forensics is women's work

For about a year, the forensics unit has been all female — perhaps a sign of 'the CSI effect.' And their results are impressive Gabrielle Wimer was nine months pregnant and working a crime scene when she found the closest thing to a smoking gun for a forensic specialist: a clean, detailed fingerprint. "I was like, 'Oh, I got a beautiful print right here,'" she recalled. "And I turned and my belly just wiped it off." That was it, she said: "I'm done until I have this baby." Now almost 3 years old...

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