From the daily archives: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Last month¬†the Cincinnati Enquirer highlighted the growing tension between local law enforcement officials and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office over the AG‚Äôs plan to replace the¬†local crime lab in Hamilton County with a new, state-run¬†crime lab in Butler County.

Local law enforcement leaders and the county coroner complained that Mike DeWine had not included them in these discussions.  Emails obtained by Plunderbund confirm this account.

The emails show that county administrators and¬†the AG’s¬†office spent months discussing¬†plans for a regional crime lab in Southwest Ohio without ever consulting¬†local law enforcement, who use the crime lab every day, or the county […]

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