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Joint Statement of Dakota, Ramsey and Washington County Attorneys Concerning St. Paul Police Department Crime Lab

​Following the commencement of litigation in Dakota County concerning the operations of the St. Paul Police Department Crime Lab, we have learned that significant deficits exist in the operating procedures related to the testing of substances believed to be illegal drugs. The Dakota County litigation has not been completed and the full extent of these problems remains unknown at this time. It is unfortunate that we are in the position of having to take corrective action due to the troubling issues that have come to light in the St. Paul Police Department Crime Lab as it relates to drug cases.

SPPDCrimeLabEastMetroCAStmt.pdfOfficial News Release