TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Sep 25, 2012

The FBI laboratory has reduced its backlog of forensic DNA cases by 87 percent in two years, from 3,211 cases to 403 cases, the Associated Press reports. The Justice Department's inspector general attributes most of the decline to increased staffing and use of automated technology. Also, the FBI is focusing on cases where DNA testing of biological evidence is more likely to yield useful information.