Daily Archives: October 6, 2010

New Analysis Shows Freed Man’s DNA On Rape Victim’s Sheet


WXII12.com North Carolina
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Additional DNA testing in the case of a man whose 1995 rape conviction was overturned has showed his DNA actually did exist on evidence from the crime scene, Winston-Salem police said Wednesday.

DNA testing a proven weapon in fight against human trafficking


The Jakarta Post
Jose A. Lorente, the founder of DNA-ProKids, described the initiative as an international program that identified missing children, provided support for their relatives, and fought human trafficking.

UNSOLVED CASES: Forensic breakthroughs


ABC4.com Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Old crimes, frozen in police cold case files for years, are becoming warm again thanks to brand new technology. At Utah’s state crime lab, scientists are solving crimes

Police Open New Forensic Lab


Vermont Public Radio
Vermont police will soon have a new resource for the forensic investigative portion of their work.

Pima County, Mexican officials to share DNA data on border remains


The Tucson Sentinel.com
In 2004, DNA analysis first helped forensic anthropologist Dr. Bruce Anderson give a family answers about one young woman who disappeared while crossing illegally into Arizona.

APD’s crime lab cleared of DNA allegations


KVUE,com Texas
The Texas Department of Public Safety released the findings of an investigation into the Austin Police Department’s Crime Laboratory and reported “complete confidence” in the DNA section after a former employee cited multiple issues.

DNA nails thug Curtis Tucker for 2004 attack on 15-year-old Harlem girl


New York Daily News

A violent thug was charged Tuesday in the 2004 attack on a 15-year-old Harlem girl – a crime prosecutors said could have been solved years ago with stronger DNA laws

Funding Approved To Eliminate DNA Testing Backlog At County


KHTS California
The Board of Supervisors approved $2.5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for its “Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program’ announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich .

Police property room takes green approach


Toledo Blade.com
Most of the stolen flat-screen televisions, confiscated firearms and samurai swords, and shoplifted retail clothing that fill the shelves of the basement property room of the Toledo Police Department downtown don’t stay there forever.