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Travis County commissioners approve new DNA contract

Published on May 2, 2017 under CommunityImpact

Commissioners approved a contract with Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, or SWIFS, to perform DNA tests for pending cases at a meeting Tuesday morning. The county has 112 pending cases, consisting mostly of defendants in jail waiting for DNA results for trial purposes. After the Austin Police Department indefinitely shut down its DNA lab last year due to a number of serious issues, the county was forced to find other avenues of testing. The county has been working with local labs including Sorenson and Signature Sciences labs to get the work done but has been delayed due to the influx […]

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Source: Community Impact- Cedar Park