OSP captain describes Oregon’s DNA backlog like ‘Whac-a-Mole’ game

SALEM, Ore. — As property crimes soar in Oregon, local law enforcement agencies are short one crime-fighting tool that’s considered crucial in solving property crimes: DNA testing.
Oregon State Police (OSP) decided to suspend DNA analysis for property crime evidence in December 2015, including the highly successful High Throughput Property Crimes (HTPC) pilot program.