St. Louis County Crime Lab Opens

4 years 10 months 1 week ago Friday, November 08 2013 Nov 8, 2013 Friday, November 08, 2013 9:37:03 AM CST November 08, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A new crime laboratory is now open in St. Louis County, several weeks later than anticipated and costing about $2 million more than projected.

Police officials told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the lab that opened this week will help cut backlogs

The lab has been at the center of problems. The delay came after Gregory Sansone, a partner in a subcontracting company called SM Mechanical, temporarily lost a heating and cooling license after his business partner quit. That halted work for several weeks.

Sansone was county police board chairman, and there was concern about whether his firm should have received the contract in the first place. It was paid $3.7 million for the work. Sansone resigned, as did two of the four other members.

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