Daily Archives: October 16, 2014

New Michigan law helps sexual assault investigations

Blue and black helixIn a follow-up to summer legislation establishing rules for the submission and collection of sexual assault kit evidence, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law Tuesday a bill which calls for the creation of a kit tracking and reporting commission in order to “develop guidelines and a plan to implement a uniform statewide system to track the location, lab submission status, completion of forensic testing, and storage of sexual assault evidence kits.”

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Receives DNA Grant

DNA_TestingThe Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is receiving a $325,430 grant for the DNA Backlog Reduction Program, that some say will help solve cases and prevent future crimes. The grant was awarded by the National Institute of Justice. An estimated 10,000 DNA samples will be processed within the next two years, in Washoe County.