A high-tech crime-fighting tool once reserved for solving murders and rapes is now being used to bust petty criminals.
The head of the lab advisory board said that no one is going to get out of jail following the retesting.
One employee has been fired and another suspended after the crime lab discovered more than 50 cases in which DNA samples weren’t sent to a state database.
A New York judge has thrown out a defendant’s drunken driving conviction amid growing questions over the accuracy of results from the Nassau County crime lab.
Nassau officials closed the crime lab last week amid revelations that examiners were producing inaccurate measurements in drug cases.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said she will ask court approval to appoint Eric Dinallo to lead an investigation. Dinallo is the former state insurance superintendent.
While the closure of the Nassau County Crime Lab had its supporters, there are some attorneys among them that are carefully looking over their own cases to see if the closure would affect their clients.
Testing performed by a troubled Long Island police lab appears to have produced erroneous results.
Among the problems were a failure to comply with procedures on maintaining equipment and instruments and failure to properly document procedures for record storage.