Daily Archives: September 2, 2016

GBI receives thousands of untested rape kits

helix 10DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -The deadline has passed for untested sexual assault kits to be submitted to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for testing.
A new state law required law enforcement agencies statewide to turn in any untested kits by August 31. The GBI has received thousands of untested evidence kits, some of which are several years old.

Aurora, counties creating joint crime lab to speed evidence processing

Helix and MagnifierAURORA | A joint crime lab shared by Aurora police and two area sheriff’s offices could be a done deal by the end of the year, city officials say.
For almost a year Aurora Police Department, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office have been discussing building a joint crime lab officials say could help ease an evidence-testing backlog that law enforcement often faces.
Now, with a lengthy feasibility study of the project complete, officials say they could hammer out an agreement on the new $14 million facility by the end of 2016.