Several months ago the St. Paul crime lab suspended drug testing after lab workers testified that they weren’t using regulations or any sort of standards in their work. They also admitted to potentially using contaminated equipment and putting thousands of drug cases at risk. Now, the city is tasked with finding a solution and deciding what exactly needs to change. [Read more…]
The drug crime lab in St. Paul suspended drug testing in July when it was discovered employees weren’t following any written procedures and may have been using machines tainted with cocaine. Since then, many cases have been reviewed in an effort to substantiate results from the troubled lab. Now, officials say they’ve found one case in particular where the results were flawed. [Read more…]
The St. Paul police crime lab shut down their drug testing operations in July after considerable questions were raised about the lab’s practices and the integrity of the evidence they processed. Since then, calls for the lab to shut down completely have grown as attention turns to other parts of the lab where workers are still handling criminal evidence. [Read more…]
If they ever do a CSI: Minnesota, they probably shouldn’t consult with the St. Paul Crime Lab. Following some alarming admissions by St. Paul police crime lab workers, the lab has stopped accepting some drug tests and officials say the lab will be undergoing some major changes after a full review.