Swift action has been taken against two senior staff members at Queensland’s forensic lab as work continues to retest thousands of DNA samples that were initially overlooked.
An interim report handed down on Tuesday exposed serious shortfalls that centre on a failure to test samples under a certain DNA threshold.
Some samples could provide partial or complete DNA profiles, and Queensland police are reviewing criminal cases potentially affected between 2018 and June 2022.
It is still unclear why the threshold limits were changed.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed the staff members had been stood down pending the full results of an inquiry.
“This is perhaps one of the most concerning reports that our state has seen, and we need to get to the bottom of it,” she told reporters on Wednesday….
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