AG Suspends Some Work At NC State Crime Lab

The outside investigation of the state crime lab has led North Carolina's attorney general to suspend the six-agent unit that analyzes bloodstain patterns.

Attorney General Roy Cooper says he asked the two former assistant FBI directors investigating the lab to review cases involving blood-spatter analysis. The lab is part of the State Bureau of Investigation, where Cooper named a new director Thursday.

Cooper said Friday that investigators reviewed the cases and agreed that the program should be suspended until issues about the unit have been studied.

The News & Observer of Raleigh first reported the suspension of the unit's work in Friday's editions.

Cooper initiated the outside investigation after a hearing in February showed SBI agents withheld some test results.

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  • by Beachbum3 on Jul 31, 2010 at 09:25 AM
    Mr. Cooper should be demanding an internal investigation into the internal workings of the ncdot an demand an audit of it's accounting department as it pertains to the pay outs of contractors for highway contracts an the payment that they have been allowed to receive over th lasty past 12-15 years time frame. just my opinion thank you

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