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New Orleans approved for rapid DNA testing at the Orleans Justice Center

Published: Feb. 27, 2023


NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New rapid DNA testing technology will soon be available for use in New Orleans.

“New Orleans will be receiving the new rapid DNA technology at it’s facility, which is the Orleans Justice Center,” says Helena Moreno. “The use of this technology is so important.”

Councilwoman Moreno and other city leaders toured the East Baton Rouge lockup, where rapid DNA testing is already taking place. The testing can net results in just 90 minutes.

Louisiana State Police oversees the operation and became the first agency in the country to get approval from the FBI to do it. Now, New Orleans leaders have secured a grant from LSP to bring it to New Orleans as well.


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