Monday, January 17, 2011

Crime and DNA testing

In a piece from the MWDN over the weekend a resident from Milford had her home broken into. The thief cut his hand breaking a window and left a bloody paper towel behind. The paper towel was given to the State Police Crime lab immediately and 2 1/2 years later, a match was discovered. The homeowner had written everything off and had moved on. Many items stolen were not priceless but had great value to the family.

Violent crimes take precedent based on the statute of limitations for the 67 lab technicians working at the crime lab... which make sense. But there are approximately 11,000 samples to be filed into the 85,000 profiles already on record, with 5,800 forensic cases.

While 3 million dollars was spent on State Police overtime last year on details, thousands of unresolved cases wait for the crime lab to test samples.

More emphasis and money should be put on solving violent crime through technology and less time sitting in a car at work sites.

1 Comments:

At January 17, 2011 at 5:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many other roberys did the theef do in that 2 1/2 years he was walking around free?

 

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