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State Police Crime Lab facing backlog, officials hope rapid DNA tests can help

Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 8:52 PM PDT


BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Millions of dollars are headed to Baton Rouge to try and help process DNA evidence quicker.

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves announced $13,309,311 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that will aid local and State law enforcement efforts to prevent and control crime.

Part of the money will provide the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office with rapid DNA testing technology.

Officials are hopeful this will help with the backlog of DNA tests at the State Police Crime Lab.


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