Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Police Department today announced details of a plan that will eliminate the backlog of untested sexual assault kits (SAK). Under the plan, which will be formally considered by Houston City Council next week, the untested kits will be sent to two outside labs for testing. It is anticipated the work will be completed in 12-14 months and cost the city $4.4 million, which will be covered with grant funding already awarded to HPD and dollars set aside for this purpose by City Council in the city’s current budget.
Daily Archives: February 13, 2013
BURLEY • Police, family and a community continue to wait as a university laboratory processes DNA samples to find out if skeletal remains found at the City of Rocks National Reserve in October are those of Norine Boyd.
The mother of three boys, Boyd went missing from her Rupert home in December 1988. Her car was found in March 1989 near the Twin Sisters rock formation.
The DNA samples found last fall were sent to the University of Texas at El Paso, and results could take several more months.
DENVER – A fight inside Denver’s highest levels of government could affect your safety.
Denver Police Chief Robert White wants to replace 15 highly-trained crime-lab officers with civilians before the end of 2013.
Khartoum — The Sudanese Interior Minister Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid warned today his country might suffer a “technological shock” that would undermine efforts to realize justice unless more work is done to keep up with advances in the field of forensic evidence.
At a forum on criminal technology the minister called for utilizing DNA in investigating crimes.