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Local Agencies Seek More Resources For DNA Testing

Posted July 6, 2004 7:16 a.m. EDT

— On Tuesday, law enforcement agencies came together to ask the state to put more resources into DNA testing to catch criminals and set innocent people free.

"To me, this is nothing short of an outrage," Raleigh police chief Jane Perlov said. "It is an outrage because one of the valuable tools that we have in law enforcement as investigators is DNA identification and it is not used and it could and should be used."

Perlov was joined by Attorney General Roy Cooper and Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison.

Right now, there are more than 6,000 untested rape kits in North Carolina, including 600 in Raleigh alone.