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Monday, November 14, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners Court hears about DNA unit’s failures

The Travis County Commissioners Court heard a lengthy briefing last week about a catastrophic failure in how DNA evidence is tested in Austin. The 90-minute discussion was spurred by the closure of the Austin Police Department’s Forensic Services Division DNA

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Austin Police Department: the law enforcement entity for the City of Austin.

Travis County Commissioners Court: The legislative body for Travis County. It includes representatives from the four Travis County Precincts, as well as the County Judge. The County Judge serves as the chair of the Court.

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