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LAPD closes backlog of untested rape kits

Apr 27, 2011 8:59:00 PM - latimes.com
Officials brought in federal grants and private donations to hire labs to test 6,132 evidence kits that had sat idle for years. Now the city aims to beef up its own lab to keep up with incoming cases.

After 2 1/2 years spent chipping away at a backlog of DNA evidence that had been collected in thousands of rape cases and then ignored, Los Angeles officials Wednesday announced that all of the potentially crucial material had been analyzed.

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