Interim Austin Crime Lab boss gets the boot; lab closed

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Austin’s police chief apologized Friday for massive problems at the Police Department’s crime lab, saying he had ceased all efforts to reopen the DNA part of the troubled facility and had removed the man recently hired to get it back on track.

  • Austin lab director hired in late November — at salary of $111,000 — demoted over concerns with academic record.  my Statesman 

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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2 Responses to Interim Austin Crime Lab boss gets the boot; lab closed

  1. dnadmin says:

    Seems very nebulous as to what the issue is with Mr. Milne’s qualifications. Given the delicate nature of the lab’s current position, how do you not vet people thoroughly in the first place? Here is another article: http://kxan.com/2016/12/16/apd-dna-lab-will-not-reopen-forensics-manger-removed-from-job/

  2. csidds says:

    Right. I’m sure there is more to it.

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