Metro Police Crime Lab Faces Backlog of Cases


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LAS VEGAS – Officers scour the crime scene and look for irrefutable evidence. Old-fashioned police work still lands the bad guy behind bars. But at Metro’s forensics laboratory, more investigators are turning to science and cutting-edge technology to solve crimes.

Metro Crime Lab Director Linda Krueger says her scientists are swamped. “As techniques have been refined, as the technology has gotten better, and instruments are able to do more, we’ve seen these requests for service mushroom,” she said.