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WRAL Investigation On DNA Testing Draws Attention Of Raleigh Leaders

Posted May 8, 2002 11:31 a.m. EDT

— A WRAL investigation on DNA testing at the State Bureau of Investigation crime lab has drawn the attention of Raleigh leaders.

WRAL reported the crime lab generally does not do DNA tests on evidence from cases without suspects because there are not enough technicans to go around.

In Raleigh alone, city council member Janet Cowell says there are 300 untested rape kits at the police department. She wants the city to get involved to make sure every kit is tested.

City Council members have agreed to study the issue.