Daily Archives: April 20, 2012

Law enforcement, ACLU disagree over merits of DNA taken during arrests

MSNBC
MILWAUKEE- Governor Walker’s proposal to take DNA samples from subjects in some felony and serious sex-related cases to submit DNA upon arrest is causing some controversy in Wisconsin.

21 Serb victims identified in Zagreb

The Department of Forensic Medicine and Criminalistics of the University of Zagreb School of Medicine identified Thursday the remains of 21 persons of Serb nationality killed during the 1991-1993 war in Croatia.

Topeka police chief identifies suspect in decades-old rape that sent innocent man to prison

Kansas
The Shawnee County district attorney Thursday issued an arrest warrant for Kansas inmate Joel L. Russell, 46, in a 27-year-old sexual assault for which another man was wrongfully convicted.

Advanced DNA Forensics Lab Coming to Southeast Texas


A new state-of-the-art DNA forensics laboratory under construction in Harris County, Texas, could make some types of advanced gene analysis a common practice in the region.

Video: DNA Crime Lab Aims to Solve LA County Crimes


California
Tri-city police forces can now solve crimes by collecting DNA from sweat, clothing, hair samples, blood or semen in a new laboratory.

State Police announce new lab to help in sexual assault cases

Michigan
The Michigan State Police today announced the creation of a new unit that will specialize in processing sexual assault kits at its Northville crime laboratory.

The final chapter in the Forensic Science Service closure


PR Web
Troostwijk Auctions have announced the final auction of forensic science and laboratory equipment for the Forensic Science Service (FSS).

DDC, One of the Largest DNA Testing Companies in the World, Celebrates Naitonal DNA Day


Ohio
National DNA Day commemorates two major scientific milestones that occurred in April; the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA in 1953.