ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 12, 1999
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(Washington: Bob Woodruff) The reasons why more DNA evidence of crimes is not analyzed examined; details given of the backlog at labs. [New York City police commissioner Howard SAFIR - says the general practice is not to examine rape kits unless there is a suspect.] Examples of the use of DNA evidence to solve rape cases reviewed. [National Institute of Justice Christopher ASPLEN - says eliminating the backlog would prevent crime.]
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