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L.A. County Sheriff Suspends DNA Testing in Sexual Assault Cases

June 23, 2009  | 


DNA molecules often provide crucial genetic information in law enforcement investigations. This display at the Oxford University Natural History Museum is courtesy of net_efekt at Flickr.

Out of cash and understaffed, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has suspended its faltering effort to analyze DNA evidence from thousands of rape and sexual assault cases, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The department halted shipments of the genetic evidence to private crime laboratories at the end of May after funds allotted for the testing ran dry, according to a report submitted by Sheriff Lee Baca to the county Board of Supervisors late last week.

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