Chief Of Troubled Long Island Crime Lab Reassigned

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island police department has relieved a crime lab chief of his duties following revelations the lab had been cited for improper procedures by a national accrediting agency.

Newsday on Friday said Nassau County Police lab director Det. Lt. James Granelle was reassigned because he failed to tell his superiors in November about the poor review.

Earlier this week, the lab was placed on probation by the accrediting agency. It is the only one in the country currently on probation.

A recent assessment cited the lab with failing to comply with procedures on maintaining equipment and instruments and more than a dozen other issues.

The police department plans to bring in an independent expert to resolve problems with the lab which evaluates evidence in criminal cases.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Sillyone

    Funny…what about his RICO case

  • JL & Associates, Ltd


  • JL & Associates, Ltd

    This is so typical of the incompetence that lurks in this police department. They cover up most situtaions. They need to stop higher such educated people that demand out of control salaries and start putting people in with both common sense as well as book smarts. This is a civil service position, yet they forget that, and once there in they try to rip off the tax payers. The head of the PBA trys to bully and use scare tatics when raising monies for there hire contracts and yet they cannot even get a competent person to run this lab…How disgraceful and disappointing.

  • DanTe

    Re-assigned = Same High Pay Doing Same Nothing.
    Typical LI Cronyism.

    • Not Pleased

      I totally agree with you Dan Te. If we would start running these government agencies the same way that corporate america functions, we would have much better accountability. He should be put on probation without pay until this is resolved.

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