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After three years, the York County Sheriff’s Office DNA Laboratory is now open.
The laboratory received from Forensic Quality Services that it has achieved accreditation under the global basis for laboratory accreditation in management and technical requirements.
Although Mayor Johnny Isbell downplayed reports police officials were considering a proposal to close the Pasadena Police Crime Lab to allow the Houston Police Department to take over and run a satellite facility, several City Councilmembers spoke out against the idea during discussions related to the proposed budget for the Pasadena Crime Control and Prevention District (PCCPD) recently.
Returning the 298 victims from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to their families with dignity and respect is a major priority for each nation involved.
Disaster victim identification is a difficult task, but will be made even more challenging in this instance given the delays in body recovery and the interference of the crash site that is said to span more than a six-mile area, including within a combat zone.
Former medical student housing on Linwood Avenue, opposite Forest Park Cemetery just south of Claiborne Avenue, was demolished several years ago and now is the site for a rising North Louisiana Forensic Science Center.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Jakarta Metro Jaya Police Officers have taken DNA samples of the families of the crash victims of Malaysian Airlines MH-17.
“We have collected DNA samples that will be sent to Ukraine on Friday evening for identification in the crash site,” said Metro Jaya Police Departments Head of Medicine and Health Affairs Senior Commissioner Musyafak here on Friday.
DENVER – One year after the implementation of a new law prompted by a CALL7 investigation, officials say they have already found DNA matches by analyzing previously-untested rape kits.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Thursday it had received results back from testing its first batch of 150 rape kits — which represents less than 5 percent of all untested kits statewide — which were outsourced to four labs throughout the country. From those 150 kits, CBI was able to develop 60 DNA profiles and upload them into CODIS, a national DNA database used by law enforcement to identity offenders and help solve crimes.
“I am today announcing arrangements for the appointment of the Forensic Science Regulator. Following an open competition adhering to the principles of the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. I have decided to appoint Dr Gillian Tully. Her 3-year term of appointment will commence on 17 November 2014.”
WASHINGTON — Investigators on Wednesday sharply criticized the Justice Department’s handling of old FBI crime lab problems.In a sweeping, 138-page report, the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General cited “serious deficiencies” in the work of the task force assigned in 1996 to follow up on potentially troublesome crime lab cases. In some instances, the problems associated with 13 specific lab workers were a matter of life and death.
On television, DNA tests come back in 15 minutes. In real life, at least in North Carolina, it may take two years. Just ask Marianne Ortega.
DNA testing has become increasingly important in both murder and sexual assault cases. It has proven to be a reliable tool in convicting the guilty and clearing the innocent. But that is true only if test results are available.
An initiative to strengthen and bring uniformity to forensic science standards took another step forward today as the National Institute of Standards and Technology appointed 35 new members to the Organization for Scientific Area Committees (OSAC).
While the property room in a police department is usually the sole overseer of evidence, the forensic lab—located either inside or outside of the department—shares this responsibility, too. The lab performs testing and analysis of evidence, and then documents findings. Without the ability to automate its operations, a forensic lab can quickly become overwhelmed and backlogs of evidence can balloon.