Daily Archives: December 15, 2011

County police lab receives national accreditation


Washington Post
The Prince William County Police Department handles a myriad of cases each year, and sometimes it’s hard to know which evidence retrieved at a crime scene will be important in an investigation or in court.

Cyprus Missing Persons Identification Must Be Accelerated

Relatives of missing persons in Cyprus have appealed to the relevant authorities to accelerate the pace of identification of remains exhumed in the ongoing process to help establish the fate of their loved ones.

Legislature approves expansion of DNA sample collection

Taiwan News
Taipei, Dec. 14 (CNA) The legislature passed an amendment to DNA sample collection rules Wednesday, expanding the scope of people who can be required to provide DNA samples in criminal investigations.

More rape kits than thought remain untested at HPD


Houston Chronicle
The Houston Police Department’s backlog of untested rape kits totals between 6,000 and 7,000 – 50 percent more than what officials previously acknowledged, according to a memo from Chief Charles McClelland.