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Nassau County Crime Evidence Retested Following Fears Of Crime Lab Mistakes

No One Jailed Likely To Be Freed After No Discrepancies Were Found
Nassau County Medical Examiner building (credit: nassaucountyny.gov)

Nassau County Medical Examiner building (credit: nassaucountyny.gov)

NEW CASSEL, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Retesting of crime evidence in Nassau County preliminarily shows that no one will be let out of jail due to potential mistakes by the shuttered crime lab.

As WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported, no discrepancies were found after suspected tainted crime evidence was retested.

Criminal evidence thought to have been tainted by the Nassau County Police Crime Lab has been retested and the conclusions confirmed.

The head of the lab advisory board told Newsday that no one is going to get out of jail following the retesting.

Michael Balboni said all the results must be reviewed by county consultants, but all the verdicts are likely to stand.

The police lab was shut down in 2011 due to evidence testing mistakes.

A new lab is now operating in the medical examiner’s office and has taken on much of the work of the police lab.

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