Laci Peterson´s mother and the Modesto police chief traveled to the state Capitol to seek reimbursement for the money police spent on the Scott Peterson investigation.
Police Chief Roy Wasden said if his department doesn´t get the money soon, it could mean fewer officers on the streets.
Authorities spent $1.5 million on the investigation. Sharon Rocha said she accompanied the chief yesterday because she wants to make sure other investigations receive the same level of attention and commitment.
Scott Peterson was convicted last year in the killings of his eight-months pregnant wife, Laci, and the unborn child she carried, and has been sentenced to death.