I am asking >-- not poking at the client -- but why is B&W a >requirement, other than the fact it was probably the way it >was always done? I think you may be correct in that assumption. I also believe the client may think the images will have more of an impact in B&W then in color.
I'd sure check with the state police, etc., >wherever you are, or someone who does crime scene photography >for the police and ask the wheres and whyfors. They will know >in your jurisdiction. It seems to me that they don't want any >PPing to prevent possibility of someone doing a "content >aware" trick on them. But the law is often strange, and >decades behind on things outside of its realm. Of course, >there is always what we call the "golden Rule:" the >man with the gold makes the rule.
Great suggestions, I will definitely check with my local and state police.