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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Max Houck
Five months after the District opened a $220 million, state-of-the-art forensics laboratory hailed as an experimental transition to independent forensics testing, the crime-scene investigation unit has unraveled as a result of dysfunction and bureaucratic gridlock, according to the Fraternal Order of Police and veteran officers who process crime scenes.
Years of the District outsourcing forensics work, including drug and DNA analysis, came to an end Monday with the opening of the city's $210 million Consolidated Forensics Laboratory.
A half century has not dimmed skeptics' suspicions about the death of Marilyn Monroe at age 36, but the intervening decades have seen technological leaps that could alter the investigation were it to occur today.
"The bad news is, we're still trying to put it in context," he said.
Houck said investigators in some cities now employ toaster-size scanners to document crime scenes, giving them the ability to create "a 3D reconstruction that you can walk through."