Daily Archives: October 21, 2011

Thousands of Rape Kits Still Waiting to be Tested in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IRN) — The Illinois State Police continue to work on thousands of rape kits after a law passed last year forced police departments to turn over rape kits to the State Police forensic lab within 10 days of collection.

Police cite privacy concerns over their own DNA

HARTFORD, Conn. — When police in southern Louisiana were investigating the deaths of eight women in 2009, the sophistication of the crimes set off rumors that the serial killer was a police officer — speculation that became so pervasive that officials ordered DNA testing of law enforcement personnel to rule it out.

Regional FSAs being set up to improve criminal detection facilities

Pakistan Today
…other specialized features of NFSA are Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), DNA database and Ballistic Database and added as part of upgradation process of DNA lab, new and latest equipment including real time PCR 7500 have been arranged.

DNA funds awarded to help solve cold cases

Historic City News Florida
St. Johns County Sheriff David B. Shoar announced to local Historic City News reporters in St. Augustine, that his office was recently awarded a “Solving Cold Cases with DNA” grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Court to review law on DNA sampling of arrestees

San Francisco Chronicle
SAN FRANCISCO — The state Supreme Court will decide whether police can take DNA samples from anyone arrested for a felony in California, setting aside a San Francisco appellate court’s ruling that found the collection violates the constitutional right