NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL
FOOT THE BILL TO RE-TEST DRUGS & BLOOD
It has recently been reported that the Nassau County Police Department will fund the retesting of close to 3,000 drug cases due to the improperly run crime lab. The cost is conservatively estimated to be between $400,000 and $500,000. It is unknown how much more it will cost to pay the lab workers who re-test the drugs to appear in court and give expert testimony on contested cases.
With respect to DWI cases, it is anticipated that blood alcohol tests will also be resubmitted for testing in light of the recent acknowledgment that several blood alcohol results were mislabeled.
There have been no arrests yet in connection with the crime lab fiasco, but an investigation is currently under way.