Wisconsin turns to controversial familial DNA testing to solve old murders, rapes

by jeeg 9. May 2014 21:25
  Wisconsin has joined a handful of states in allowing familial DNA testing — a powerful but debatable procedure — to identify suspects in murders and sexual assaults. “We’re getting to the point where we will start offering this,” said Brian O’Keefe, adm... [More]

NYPD Brew: Beer Cans Found in Stationhouse Spark CSI Probe

by jeeg 23. January 2014 22:30
After four empty beer cans and a chilled six-pack were discovered inside a Bronx police stationhouse, top NYPD brass called in a team of forensic experts to try to detect DNA and fingerprints, DNAinfo New York has learned. Chief of Detectives Phil Pulaski’s Inspections Unit summoned the... [More]

DNA Lab Cover-Up: SFPD to Investigate Claims in Secret Court Records

by jeeg 14. December 2011 00:21
The San Francisco Police Department is launching an internal-affairs investigation based on a whistleblower's allegations that senior police officials and prosecutors may have deliberately tried to deceive state inspectors about the health of the department's DNA-testing lab.   Rockne H... [More]
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