Saturday, November 16, 2002

HoustonChronicle - HPD to review crime lab's work

Muckraking works, Channel 11's series of reports on the Houston Police Department's crime lab have lead to a review. Of course, the police aren't happy. Asked if he had any thoughts on the issues raised in the news stories, Oettmeier said, "Yes, but you can't print it."

Houston is apparently the largest city in the nation where the Police Department's crime lab is not accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board, a voluntary program in which any crime lab may participate to show it meets established standards.

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