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Open Up DNA Databases to All

Diane Dimond | Posted 04.04.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Over the last decade there have been dozens of reported cases where an attorney has dug deep into the case file and found untested DNA that could exonerate their client. But often when they return to court to ask for the right to test the new evidence they are told judges don't have the power to force prosecutors to re-test.

Over 1,000 Old Detroit Rape Kits To Be Tested

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 02.16.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- More than 1,000 once-forgotten rape kits that were part of a trove found in a Detroit police property storage facility are expected to be r...

The Best Tool to Catch Rapists

Diane Dimond | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

There are nearly 200,000 DNA rape kits sitting -- ignored and forgotten -- in law enforcement storage areas across this country. Can you think of any other crime where police have definitive evidence and fail to process it?

What's the Police Union Thinking?

Rob Warden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rob Warden

The union that represents Chicago police is advising its members involved in crime scene investigations to refuse to provide samples of their DNA for forensic analysis.