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9:23 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Delaware Drug Testing Lab Scandal Hits Homicide Cases

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A scandal surrounding evidence tampering at the state's drug-testing lab is also affecting homicide prosecutions.

At a court hearing Wednesday, defense attorneys in a negligent homicide case challenged the autopsy conducted by Delaware's then-Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Richard Callery. He was fired earlier this month on allegations of misconduct in his role overseeing the office.

The problems at the drug-testing lab have endangered thousands of drug convictions.

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8:37 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Drug Testing Lab Could Be Replaced in Delaware

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state Senate committee is set to take up a bill abolishing the office of chief medical examiner and replacing it with a new division of forensic science.

The bill to be discussed Wednesday was drafted in response to a scandal involving evidence tampering and theft at the state drug testing lab, which is part of the medical examiner's office.

Two employees of the medical examiner's office have been arrested, and chief medical examiner Richard Callery is suspended with pay as officials investigate possible misuse of state resources.

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9:11 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Legislative Hearing on Drug Testing Lab Scandal

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - State lawmakers are continuing to probe issues involving evidence tampering in the state's drug-testing lab.

House and Senate lawmakers planned to hold a joint hearing Wednesday regarding the lab, which is part of the medical examiner's office and is the subject of a criminal investigation. Lawmakers have invited representatives of the attorney general's office and court system to attend.

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8:10 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Second Suspension in Delaware Drug Testing Lab Scandal

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - State officials say a second employee of the Delaware medical examiner's office has been suspended amid an investigation of evidence tampering in the state criminal drug testing lab.

Chief medical examiner Richard Callery was recently suspended with pay as officials investigate possible misuse of state resources.

Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf said Wednesday that a second state employee who worked as an evidence technician in the medical examiner's office also has been suspended. She did not provide further details.

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