(WLS) Nine months after the I-Team uncovered a pattern of forensic failures in the Illinois state crime lab, the general assembly has passed a new law that could keep such information from the public.
The I-Team found a culture of law and disorder at Illinois state police crime labs last fall. We obtained internal audits and reports that revealed blood and urine testing errors and bad testing methods that jeopardized criminal cases. Now, legislation headed to Governor Rauner would allow state police officials to make up their own rules and keep such information from defendants and the public.
"It's a sheep in wolves clothing," said defense attorney Don Ramsell.
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Wheaton attorney Don Ramsell regularly subpoenas test results and data from here at the Illinois state crime lab when he defends motorists charged with drunken driving.