The Washington State Patrol is investigating allegations that the former manager of the State Crime Lab in Cheney mishandled case files and claimed to have completed laboratory case work that was not actually done.
The investigation reveals that at least five cases had been mishandled. The manager resigned from state service during the investigation.
There is no evidence that the alleged misconduct led to any wrongful convictions. The investigation began when those working for the manager raised concerns to the Crime Laboratory Division Commander. Information gathered to date… Read More