U.S. sends $900K to Maryland to cut back on DNA backlogs

Maryland is receiving $920,760 in federal funds, split among three law enforcement entities, to reduce DNA testing backlogs in crime labs, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., announced on Friday. The city of Baltimore has been awarded $513,548, Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention $274,536 and Anne Arundel County $132,676. The grants are being awarded through the National Institute of Justice within the Department of Justice.