Just a few weeks after the LAPD was told they couldn’t hire more DNA analysts in order to reduce their growing backlog, the city hiring committee does a 180.
LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles police have won permission to hire more DNA analysts to deal with a backlog of rape evidence that infuriated victim’s rights advocates.
A city hiring committee last
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Yet another crime lab is scheduled to close due to the ongoing budget crisis across the country…
According to the GBI Headquarters in Atlanta, the Columbus Crime Lab is closing March 31, 2010. Sgt. Andy Farmer told News 3 that 19 counties will be affected.
Three Georgia crime labs will be closed all together; one here in Columbus,
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You have to feel for the Fresno County Sheriff, but there seems to be a lot of “black or white” thinking here as people posture for the political battle over the budget. Certainly closing two floors of the prison, and releasing 500 felons early, drastically laying off deputies, or closing the crime lab would help
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