Crime labs

Politics & Government
5:54 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Grand Rapids suburb to create its own crime lab

Forensic Lab
Credit West Midland Police (UK) / Wikimedia Commons

A suburb of Grand Rapids wants  lab results faster than the Michigan State Police Crime Lab provides them.

So the city of Wyoming, Michigan, is setting up its own crime lab to analyze drugs and blood evidence.

The Wyoming City Council recently approved a $100,000 expenditure for the crime lab.

Curtis Holt is Wyoming's city manager. He said court hearings are often postponed because lab results are not back in time.  Among other things, this wastes the time of police officers who are required to be present even though the hearing will be adjourned.

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