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New Errors Under Review At Troubled L.I. Crime Lab

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP / WCBS 880) -- Newsday reports new problems at a troubled New York crime lab.

WCBS 880's Sophia Hall reports from Long Island


The paper says prosecutors found the Nassau police crime lab mismatched reports on blood-alcohol tests in drunken driving cases last fall.

The paper says police at the lab discovered the errors while reviewing documents in a contested drunken driving case. It says prosecutors ultimately discovered mismatched reports in nine misdemeanor drunken driving cases handled at the lab.

Nassau County police declined to comment on the new findings.

District Attorney Kathleen Rice says the errors underscore the need for the review her office is conducting of the lab.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed the state inspector general to review testing procedures and protocols at the lab that closed after revelations it was generating inaccurate measurements in drug cases.

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