Colorado

Feb 22, 2010 5:37 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

CBI beefing up Grand Junction office

The Colorado Bureau of Investigations office in Grand Junction is getting help dealing with a backlog of forensic cases.

The office is getting four new positions as the agency reorganizes staff. Some of the new staffers are retiring from other CBI offices.

The Mesa County sheriff's office also has a new DNA analyst to help the CBI with its backlog, and the CBI is getting a machine that can test 60 DNA samples at once. CBI spokesman Lance Clem says the agency's Denver and Pueblo offices also received the new devices.

The Grand Junction CBI office currently has 17 lab workers, five investigators and one supervisor.

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