At Embattled State Crime Lab, Limits On Evidence Set

Hartford Courant
The expert panel wrestling with a huge backlog of untested DNA cases at the state crime lab has for the first time set limits on how many evidence samples the police can send to the lab.
It’s an effort to try to give the lab some breathing room as it works to reduce one of the country’s worst logjams of untested crime-scene evidence. The backlog of cases includes dozens of rapes and other violent crimes.