Daily Archives: July 5, 2018

SLED getting new crime lab; how their backlog problems affect Horry County

CONWAY, SC (WBTW)- South Carolina law makers are giving SLED 54 million dollars for a new crime lab. SLED said they need the new crime lab because of a severe space problem which is slowing down investigations.
Horry County Solicitor Jimmy Richardson tells me they’re delayed 6 months to a year. SLED does several different types of testing but the solicitor says DNA and drug testing is where there’s the most back up.

Government Gives Nod To Bill For Building DNA Databases In India, For ‘Criminal Investigation And Justice Delivery’

The government has set the path for creating a DNA bank storing citizen’s profiles, as the Union Cabinet cleared a bill for the regulation and use of DNA for policing. The bill is meant to regulate the use of DNA for criminal investigation and justice delivery, and has provisions for the storage of genetic information. The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill 2018 was passed in a cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and seeks to expand the use of DNA to help solve crimes, identify missing persons, and determine biological relationships between people. It will be introduced in Parliament during the Monsoon Session beginning July 18.