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Crime Lab

AG Cooper says regional crime lab expansion in works

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videoSheriffs from all over the state met in Wrightsville Beach this morning for the Sheriff's Association's Spring Conference. Attorney General Roy Cooper spoke to hundreds of law enforcement officers about the need for more resources, like improving and expanding the state's crime lab. Full story...
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NC crime lab forensic advisory board to meet

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The head of a scientific advisory panel established to help improve North Carolina's state crime laboratory following a stinging audit three years ago says forensic upgrades are a continual process. Full story...
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Grant helps WPD crime lab expand

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videoCity Council accepted a grant from the North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program during Tuesday night's meeting. The grant, of $161,920.00, will allow the Wilmington Police Department to expand the capabilities of its crime lab. Full story...
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Sheriff's crime lab gets national accreditation

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office recently received some national acclaim. The CSI Lab helped the department become the fourth in the state to earn an accreditation from the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors. Full story...
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WPD crime lab gets international accreditation, looks to up staffing

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department's Crime Lab now has its international accreditation, which puts it on a level with state and nationally recognized labs. Full story...
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Sheriffs hope for more state lab techs to speed up cases

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Law enforcement leaders from across the state are meeting in Wrightsville Beach this week for the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association meeting. They're discussing topics including how to get case work done faster to help the people involved in a case. Full story...
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NC judge dismisses charge in SBI case

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A North Carolina Superior Court judge has dismissed a contempt charge against a former State Bureau of Investigation agent whose testimony led to the release of a Raleigh man who had served almost 17 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Full story...
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NC judge orders mediation in SBI case

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A North Carolina judge has ordered mediation between the state and the former State Bureau of Investigation agent whose testimony led to the release of a Raleigh man who had served almost 17 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Full story...
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Lawyer in murder case seeks records from SBI agent

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A defense attorney says the testimony of a fired State Bureau of Investigation agent is crucial to his defense of a Winston-Salem man charged in the death of an elderly woman 20 years ago. Full story...
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Fired SBI agent files appeal to get his job back

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The former State Bureau of Investigation agent fired after an investigation into practices at the North Carolina state crime lab is trying to get his job back. Full story...
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Prosecutors: SBI finds dozens more lab errors

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North Carolina prosecutors say the State Bureau of Investigation's crime lab has found dozens more cases of mishandled blood evidence. Full story...
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NC prosecutors say guilt clear in flagged cases

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North Carolina prosecutors say there is no doubt that scores of people are guilty despite the use of questionable blood evidence in their cases. Full story...
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NC Senate panel OKs changes for faulted SBI lab

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More North Carolina lawmakers are signing on to reforming a state crime lab shamed by findings that employees may have tailored their work to help prosecutors in hundreds of cases. Full story...
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Judge: Prosecutors, SBI hid, omitted evidence

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A North Carolina judge has ruled that prosecutors hid evidence and the State Bureau of Investigation intentionally omitted information about blood tests in the case of a man threatened with the death penalty, then sentenced to prison for the death and sexual assault of his girlfriend's daughter. Full story...
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DA talks to AG about regional crime lab

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video During a visit to Wilmington today, Attorney General Roy Cooper discussed building a regional crime lab in southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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