Daily Archives: August 26, 2013

Westchester’s Crime Lab Gets Grant To Reduce DNA Evidence Backlog

LoweyWHITE PLAINS, N.Y.– U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland), the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today announced a $341,819 U.S. Department of Justice grant for Westchester County’s Forensic Science Services.

New Orleans Sexual Assault Evidence Project: Results and Recommendations

DNA sequence examined under a magnifying glassNIJ-sponsored project contributes to the growing body of evidence on how to handle untested sexual assault kits.
In a one-year project that tested 1,000 sexual assault kits (SAKs) in New Orleans, there were hits against the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) that aided police investigations in 13 percent of the cases. The NIJ-sponsored project grew out of a request from the U.S. Department of Justice to provide assistance to the city after it initiated an investigation of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in 2010.

NH gets $250K grant to speed up DNA processing

Helix 5CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police are getting a $250,000 federal grant to help process DNA samples more quickly and efficiently in criminal investigations.

85-minute DNA analysis: Dubai cops go high-tech

Helix6As part of the continuation to establish its superiority globally and locally in the speedy solution of crimes and fulfilling the objectives of justice, the General Department of Criminal Evidence and Criminology at the Dubai Police has adopted a sophisticated technique to determine the DNA of suspects within 85 minutes.

DNA advances the key to unlocking assault cases

DNA Helix1ELKHART — Late on the night of March 5, 1988, a 10-year-old girl had fallen asleep on the couch of her Elkhart home, where she had been watching television.