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.
Primary Day in New York was full of surprises.
A number of high profile races — including the Republican primary for governor and Democratic nomination for attorney general will be decided Tuesday.
New York Attorney General candidates Kathleen Rice, Dan Donovan, Eric DiNallo and Eric Schneiderman have acknowledged experimenting with drugs in their younger years.