Crime Lab Enhancing DNA Analysis Resources
The Sacramento County crime lab is getting nearly $420,000 to enhance its forensic DNA analysis. As Steve Milne reports, prosecutors say it will help them get through a backlog of casework.
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
The money is part of 10-Million dollars in U-S Justice Department grants awarded to law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Cindy Besemer – chief deputy with the County District Attorney’s office – says it’ll help them explain unsolved cases. I think that we will see more cases that are solved. We’ll be able to link them to individuals who are already in the statewide database and in the national database. Besemer says the grant will go a long way. It’s going to fund new equipment that we need. It will also pay for overtime work so that the criminalists we do have can be paid to work overtime. Justice Department officials say criminal investigations are being delayed because of a backlog in D-N-A cases. Steve Milne - KXJZ news.