Pa. county starts witness protection program

READING, Pa. - December 28, 2009

Adams said he will begin relocating cooperating witnesses in violent cases from the Reading area starting next month.

He said money seized in drug cases will fund the program.

Adams began trying to protect witnesses in April 2008 when he told police not to list the names of witnesses in public court records.

He expanded that effort in April when he assembled a grand jury that allows prosecutors to grant witnesses immunity for their testimony.

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