South Carolina forensics lab backlog reaches 4,500 cases

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The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is in the headlines for a backlog of 4,500 cases.

Most of that forensics backlog is hitting the DNA lab, which can handle only approximately 200 cases a month, but has been seeing nearly 350. 

WSPA TV, out of the upstate, has a nice video report (watch it here or up top.)

Blamed for the backlog are budget cuts to the forensics staff. 

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