Area agencies see little differences in GBI report turnarounds | GainesvilleTimes.com

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Area agencies see little differences in GBI report turnarounds | GainesvilleTimes.com

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation boasted a reduction in backlogged casework, although local agencies reported they haven’t seen much difference in turnaround times.

“I have checked with the (respective) divisions within the police department and we have not been affected,” Gainesville police spokesman Cpl. Kevin Holbrook said. “It may be that we have not had any cases on backlog. Additionally, we are a department that is able to do a lot in-house.”

GBI sent out a news release on July 10 stating that with increased funding from the state, the backlog at its Crime Lab of reports incomplete after 30 days had been reduced by more than 55 percent.

“We were able to retain scientists who had been hired and trained. We had been losing scientists because they could go other places and get higher-paying jobs doing the same thing, but because of that funding we were able to retain the scientists,” GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang said.

At the end of June, only 3,041 reports were older than 30 days compared to 6,931 at the end of October 2012, the release stated.

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