Nassau County Crime Lab

Nassau County Crime Lab (credit: File Photo)

Subway Train Kills Man Released From Jail Over Drug Lab Errors

When the drugs involved in Nwakanma Ochei’s case were sent to a new lab, authorities found less cocaine than the amount used to convict him.

03/17/2012

Nassau County Crime Lab (credit: File Photo)

Ex-Homeland Security Czar To Oversee Nassau County Crime Lab Restoration

The state inspector general has found systemic problems at the lab. A report last month found problems went largely undetected, were ignored, or were not properly addressed.

12/15/2011

Nassau County Crime Lab (credit: File Photo)

State Inspector General’s Report On Nassau County Crime Lab Cites Failures At All Levels

A report released by the state inspector general found that problems at the Nassau County crime lab went largely undetected, were ignored, or were not properly addressed.

11/10/2011

Nassau County Crime Lab (credit: File Photo)

Nassau County Expands Retesting At Crime Lab

The district attorney is calling for expanded retesting of drug evidence handled by the shuttered Nassau County Police Crime Lab to include misdemeanor drug cases as well as felonies.

10/13/2011

Nassau County Crime Lab (credit: File Photo)

’08 Letter Warns Of Standards Violations At Nassau County Crime Lab

Officials were told in a 2008 letter they had to “promptly” address violations at the Nassau County Police Crime lab. That’s more than two years before officials say they were notified of the problems.

09/15/2011

Marijuana

Marijuana In Long Island Drug Case Disappears During Transport

Marc Gann, head of a committee examining problems at the Nassau County police crime lab, said marijuana which was to be used as evidence was potentially stolen while it was in FedEx’s custody.

06/27/2011

Nassau County Crime Lab (credit: File Photo)

DA Rice Notifies Inmates About Nassau County Crime Lab Problems

Kathleen Rice’s office has sent letters to local and state inmates jailed in Nassau County for drug or drunken-driving convictions.

03/24/2011

County Exec Ed Mangano and DA Kathleen Rice announce lab closure (Photo: Mona Rivera)

Rice, Mangano Announce Closure Of Nassau County Crime Lab

The entire Nassau County crime lab has been shut down during an investigation into a series of errors there.

02/18/2011