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NC panel completes SBI work, full Legislature next

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By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- A legislative panel examining North Carolina's crime lab has recommended changes to promote confidence and integrity in the lab's work.

The committee approved Tuesday a dozen proposals, from requiring lab workers to be certified to creating a special commission to advise Attorney General Roy Cooper on the lab's science and procedures.

The recommendations stem from bad publicity for the State Bureau of Investigation lab and an outside report examining its work. The report - covering a 16-year period until 2003 - found analysts had misrepresented blood work and kept notes from defense attorneys.

The legislative committee narrowly rejected a proposal that would have made the SBI lab director report directly to the attorney general.

Many recommendations would have to be approved by the full Legislature.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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