The Fenty administrationclaims that the forensics lab is its "top public safety priority," so why is it taking the city so long to create a functioning crime lab?
City Council Member Phil Mendelson say the delay is a result of Fenty administration dithering, according to this story in the Washington Examiner:
"They're compromising public safety," police union Chairman Kris Baumann said, calling the delays "baffling."
Councilman Phil Mendelson, D-at large, a longtime advocate for a modern crime lab, says the Fenty administration is dithering. Fenty's predecessor, Anthony Williams, had promised to have a crime lab up and running by now, Mendelson said.
"That's not my opinion," he said. "The timelines don't lie."
Efforts to reach Fenty spokeswoman Mafara Hobson were unsuccessful.