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Crime lab backlogs soared after Baltimore prosecutors pushed to test every gun

In August 2018, amid relentless gun violence sweeping the city, the Baltimore Police Department’s forensic laboratory dramatically shifted priorities: The lab began processing every recovered firearm for fingerprints and DNA instead of testing guns on a case-by-case basis. The policy ...

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Baltimore man sues DNA testing lab over faulty paternity test report

A Baltimore man has sued an Ohio company that does DNA testing, saying he was misled by a paternity test result that incorrectly indicated he was the father of a one-year-old girl. Subsequent tests, done several months later, revealed the ...

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