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Crime: Lab Backlog #1138602

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 22, 2019
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(Studio: Reena Ninan) Report introduced.

(Little Rock, Arkansas: Mireya Villarteal) The backlog for crime labs that leaves victims & the accused waiting for justice examined; details given about one woman's story & how many crime labs are behind with statistics cited. [Wrongly accused, Dasha FINCHER%- describes what happened when her cotton candy was identified as meth.] [Her attorney James FREEMAN - says people are taking plea deals just to get out of jail.] A look inside the crime lab in Arkansas presented. [Lab dir. Kermit CHANNELL%- says this is a national epidemic.]

Ninan, Reena;
Villarteal, Mireya

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