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LSP becomes first in nation to implement rapid DNA technology

By WAFB Staff

Published: Aug. 6, 2022 at 5:43 AM PDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police has become the first agency in the country to get approval from the FBI for rapid DNA operations.

The agency says DNA samples will now be taken from a qualifying arrested individual and compared with evidence samples. The process takes about 90 minutes and is designed to prevent a wanted suspect from being released prior to the return of traditional DNA results.

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