Category: AC-DOJ

On November 17th, 2021

California DOJ Jan Bashinski DNA Lab Assists in Identifying Missing Person Remains

“Criminalists at the California Department of Justice helped to identify a man who was reported missing 15 years ago.  That has to be a tremendous relief to any family members or loved ones who have wondered, or lived with hurt, for years not knowing what happened to him.  While there is more investigation that must […]

On October 12th, 2021

Stanislaus County Jury Convicts Child Rapist California DOJ criminalists matched suspect’s DNA to forensic evidence collected from the scene of the sexual assault

“Criminalists work daily in California Department of Justice forensic labs to assist law enforcement officers and district attorney offices with their investigations.  Having these professionals who have learned the science and have the tools, is invaluable to criminal justice and to victims who might otherwise never see their attackers prosecuted and/or convicted.” -CSLEA President Alan […]

On October 1st, 2021

California DOJ Criminalists Assist with Fatal Hit and Run Investigation Driver convicted in Mendocino County

“California is so fortunate to have Department of Justice forensic labs where highly educated and trained criminalists assist law enforcement with investigations by processing and evaluating evidence that either convicts or exonerates individuals.  Their work is vital to criminal justice and public safety.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona UKIAH – On September 30, 2021, Gina […]

On September 17th, 2021

Five Arrested in Death Investigation in Butte County California DOJ helps collect and process evidence

“California Department of Justice criminalists are called upon to assist local law enforcement departments with processing crime scenes which involves identifying and collecting possible evidence and following up with any lab work, presenting conclusions and testifying in court when necessary.  Their expertise is invaluable to investigators and our public safety.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona […]

On September 16th, 2021

AC-DOJ Thanks LPA Julie Smith for her Service to Union Members

SACRAMENTO - On behalf of the Association of Criminalists-DOJ (AC-DOJ) Board of Directors, on September 15, 2021, retired Criminalist Supervisor John Styer presented Latent Print Analyst (LPA) II Julie Smith with a plaque recognizing her contribution as an AC-DOJ board member since August of 2015. Smith brought years of experience as a labor association board […]

On September 10th, 2021

California DOJ Criminalists Assist Mendocino County Investigators with Homicide Investigation

“California DOJ criminalists assist numerous law enforcement departments in this state with crime scenes and forensic work.  They are also called upon to testify in the courtroom.  They are an excellent resource for investigators and great contributors to criminal justice.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona COVELO - On September 4, 2021 at about 1:30 a.m., […]

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