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Graves Asks Department of Justice to Expedite DNA Test Funding to Clear Case Backlog and Get Crimina

October 27, 2022

Press Release


BATON ROUGE, LA – Earlier this year, U.S. Congressman Garret Graves secured funding to help clear the law enforcement DNA evidence processing backlog in the Capital Region. This will help fight violent crime and expedite putting criminals in jail.

Graves asked the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today to expedite transferring the secured federal funding to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office as soon as possible to prevent criminals from wreaking further havoc on the community. Reports indicate there is still a backlog.

Graves’ letter to DOJ can be found above or below.


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