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Sheriff’s Department to receive $1.4M DOJ grant to reduce DNA backlog

Posted: October 20, 2009 2:29 p.m.
Updated: October 21, 2009 5:30 p.m.
To reduce the backlog of sexual assault cases waiting for DNA testing, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to improve the Sheriff's Department's DNA analysis capacity and the infrastructure of the existing crime laboratory, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced.

In addition, the department will use the grant funds to pay for laboratory staff overtime and outsourcing of DNA to accredited fee-to-service laboratories.


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