Allegheny County Crime Lab
The state subsidy for the Allegheny County crime lab has dwindled from about seven million dollars down to zero in recent years. A number of officials told legislators from Harrisburg what could happen if that doesn’t change.
The hearing for a young Wilkinsburg rapper who is facing drug charges has been postponed.
The badly decomposed body of a woman was discovered wrapped in a carpet and discarded in a wooded area in Wilkinsburg leaving the police and forensic scientists at the Allegheny County Crime Lab little to go on.
They are the real CSI. Forensic scientists don’t carry weapons and don’t make arrests; but in the new Allegheny County Crime Lab, they’re using state-of-the-art technology to help police solve murders and rapes
For years, Allegheny County’s crime lab suffered from a lack of funding, staff and resources; and as a result, some violent criminals were never prosecuted.
Federal grants have allowed the forensic scientists at the county’s new crime lab to analyze and process the evidence under the watchful eyes of the current Allegheny County Medical Examiner Dr. Karl Williams.