Daily Archives: August 10, 2010

FBI Lab Gives Short Shrift to Missing Persons Cases

Wired
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is giving short shrift to processing DNA from missing persons cases, taking as long as two years to handle profiles, according to a Department of Justice Office of Inspector General report.

State DNA database to more than double under new law

The Journal Star
Nebraska
A new law requiring all convicted felons to submit a DNA sample is expected to more than double the size of the state’s law enforcement DNA databank.

DNA charged in 2000 assault

The News Tribune
Alaska
Prosecutors on Friday charged a man with sexual assault in a decade-old knife-point kidnapping and rape based on DNA collected from the scene of the crime.

They didn’t do the crime

Wisconsin State Journal
…Commendably, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm has responded by initiating a project to review all Milwaukee homicides since 1992 and obtain testing in those cases in which the DNA can demonstrate innocence or confirm guilt.

2 grants that help fund Fort Worth cold case unit to expire soon

Dallas Morning News
…But the fate of the two-detective cold case unit is now uncertain, as two grants that help fund it expire at the end of the month.

Area law enforcement catching up on DNA crime fighting

The Washington Examiner
An announcement by Maryland officials that nearly 300 dangerous criminals have been arrested thanks to DNA evidence has some hopeful that the capital region is finally joining the modern era of crime fighting.