Daily Archives: March 28, 2016

Illinois State Police swamped with DNA tests on rapes, murders

The short-staffed Illinois State Police crime lab is grappling with a backlog of thousands of pending tests on biological evidence collected in rapes, murders and other crimes, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.
At the end of February, nearly 3,100 cases were either untested or in the process of being tested more than 30 days after law-enforcement agencies submitted them to the lab, records show. That’s up from about 2,600 cases in mid-2015 and fewer than 130 in 2009.

Marshall DNA lab designated criminal justice agency

Helix6HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed S.B. 104 into law Wednesday, designating the Forensic DNA Analysis Laboratory of the Marshall University Forensic Science Center as a criminal justice agency.

PDRM, Aseanapol to set up forensic database in 2017

Kuala Lumpur TechnicianKUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM)’s Forensic Laboratory will collaborate with Inter-Asean Police (AseanAPOL) to set up a forensic database on cross-border crime.
Criminal Investigation Department D13 (DNA databank) principal assistant director SAC Hussien Omar Khan said through the information sharing system, Asean would be a r