Sunday, October 31, 2004

More on the crime lab backlog in Virginia

Periodically, I read an article that says criminal cases are being woefully delayed because of the backlog of work at the state forensics lab, the latest such article being this one ("Crime lab backlog delays justice system," 10/31/04) from the Newport News paper, which says: "The backlog - the largest in at least the past six years - is causing prosecutors to drop cases because they can't meet the deadline for the state's speedy-trial law."

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