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LAPD Clears DNA Evidence Backlog

February 02, 2011  | 

The Los Angeles Police Department has completed DNA testing on its backlog of more than 6,100 rape kits initially reported in 2008, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.

Information provided in the kits from the original backlog has resulted in 521 matches in a national database of known offenders. There also have been 41 "case-to-case hits," some of which found serial offenders or an unknown suspect who has committed other crimes.

The LAPD arrested about 300 people last year based on these hits.

Read the full story at DailyNews.com.


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