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Byrd appointed new director of NC state crime lab

John A. Byrd has been named the new director of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Byrd's appointment on Wednesday.

AG Cooper says regional crime lab expansion in works

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.

NC crime lab forensic advisory board to meet

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.

Grant helps WPD crime lab expand

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.

Sheriff’s crime lab gets national accreditation

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.

WPD crime lab gets international accreditation, looks to up staffing

videoThe Wilmington Police Department's Crime Lab now has its international accreditation, which puts it on a level with state and nationally recognized labs.

Sheriffs hope for more state lab techs to speed up cases

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.

NC judge dismisses charge in SBI case

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.

NC judge orders mediation in SBI case

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.

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