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In 2012 the District of Columbia opened a $220 million, state-of-the art forensics lab. This meant that the District could stop outsourcing a number of tests they’d been relying on federal agencies for and start consolidating responsibilities spread across agencies and departments. But in 2015 an independent audit confirmed trouble with the lab’s DNA testing. After almost a year-long break, D.C’s crime lab will resume that testing, beginning with sexual assault kits. We hear from the outfit’s new director about how she plans to right the ship.
- Jenifer Smith Director, Department of Forensic Sciences for the District of Columbia
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