Daily Archives: March 24, 2019

Nationwide DNA testing backlog has nearly doubled, despite $1 billion in federal funding

For 15 years, the Justice Department has tried to reduce the backlog of crime scene DNA samples awaiting testing at state and local crime labs. But despite about $1 billion in federal spending to cut the number of untested cases, the number has grown by 85 percent in the past six years, according to a Government Accountability Office report issued Friday.