NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner



“…the LCN DNA testing method as it is performed by the OCME and as it is interpreted by the OCME protocols will consistently yield reliable results…The Court also finds …that OCME validation studies regarding LCN DNA typing yielded reliable and reproducible results in 100 percent of the samples tested.” 

Supreme Court, Queens County
February 8, 2010
Robert J. Hanophy, J.S.C

“Without the capabilities of the High Sensitivity Team our office would not have been able to get a conviction in a major rape case that occurred in 2009.  The team helped us through the whole process which included helping us in understanding the results of the testing to providing us with knowledgeable and professional staff for the witness stand.” 

ADA Donald O’Geen
Wyoming County District Attorney's Office

“I am writing to express my gratitude for your cooperation and the cooperation of your office during the investigation and trial.   You were well prepared and professional during your testimony at trial.  After the trial, both the judge and the jury expressed their satisfaction with your detailed and knowledgeable explanation for the science behind your testing.   Your testing was a crucial piece of evidence and coupled with your testimony, the jury was able to fully comprehend the precise meaning of the results.  You were confident in your position and did not allow cross examination to detract you from your point.  

On behalf of myself and the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, I offer my sincere appreciation for your professionalism, preparedness and facility with which you handled the material.  I look forward to working with you again.” 

Melissa T. Lewis
Assistant District Attorney
Major Offense Bureau
Nassau County District Attorney's Office