Since 2008, the department has aggressively pushed to test DNA samples collected from incidents of rape and sexual assault. On Friday, Chief Charlie Beck was honored by the California Forensic Science Institute for his efforts.
The Los Angeles Police Department this week announced that it has made considerable progress in analyzing DNA evidence from thousands of rapes and sexual assaults that had been left untested. Police officials acknowledged, however, the department has more work to do to resolve the DNA backlog.
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