11/07/2006

Chicago PD creates new DNA unit to hunt down rapists

By Annie Sweeney
The Chicago Sun-Times

Seven of the Chicago Police Department's most experienced sex-crimes detectives are part of a new DNA squad that will specialize in chasing rape suspects.

Such a DNA unit was first suggested several years ago when Chicago Police officials saw how DNA -- which gives the ability to scientifically link a crime scene to a suspect -- was going to affect investigations.

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