Daily Archives: October 21, 2010

ANZPAA NIFS Announces Recipient Of Prestigious Forensics Award

Mr Wayne Chisnall (retired General Manager Forensics, ESR New Zealand) was announced today as the recipient of the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency National Institute of Forensic Science (ANZPAA NIFS) John Harber Phillips Award. The Award recognises excellence in forensic sciences in Australia and New Zealand.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office unveils new crime lab in Harvey

NOLA.com Louisiana
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand unveiled the department’s brand new $16.8 million crime lab this morning and gave tours of the state of the art facility.

Bode Technology Awarded Over One Million Dollars In Grants By National Institute Of Justice For Research Projects And Missing Persons Identification

Business Wire
NEW YORK, US: GlobalOptions Group, Inc., a provider of domestic and international risk management services, today announced that Bode Technology, one of the world’s largest forensic DNA analysis firms, has been awarded three distinct grants from the National Institute Of Justice (NIJ) to assist in their ever-expanding forensic work.

Ex-inmate’s name cleared in rape

Chron. Houston and Texas News
Nearly three months out of prison, Michael Anthony Green on Wednesday received news he’s long been waiting for — that the state of Texas said he was actually innocent for the crime that kept him behind bars for 27 years.

Northampton County district attorney criticizes the elimination of DNA testing in Bethlehem lab

Northampton County’s district attorney is criticizing a Pennsylvania State Police plan to eliminate DNA testing at a Bethlehem laboratory.

State police plan to stop testing DNA at the regional crime lab on Airport Road in Lehigh County and consolidate all DNA testing at a larger lab near Pittsburgh.

Gathering DNA from cigarette butt questioned in murder case appeal

Sacramento Bee
…A DNA profile extracted from saliva on the cigarette butt and matched to a DNA sample from a bloody towel found at the scene of the homicide in August 1991 was the start of Gallego’s undoing…

Labs target property crimes

RICHFIELD: DNA testing for property crimes was all but nonexistent at Ohio’s state crime labs a year ago.

Baltimore County sees 150th DNA database hit

The Baltimore Sun
Eight years after finding its first DNA match in an evidence database in 2002, Baltimore County police, elected officials and laboratory analysts gathered yesterday to mark the 150th such match for the county’s crime laboratory.