Serious problems found at New York state crime lab

The New York Times carried this chilling story about the lack of oversight at a state-run crime lab. More than 100 cases may have been compromised as a result of ann unbelievably incompetent lab analyst who apparently didn’t even know how to use a microscope (and committed suicide while being investigated).

Law enforcement in Westchester should not be worried, however.

“None of the cases in the Westchester District Attorney’s office were affected by this analyst’s work,” DA spokeswoman Tracy Everson said today.

Click here to read more about the crime lab problems.

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.