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Bailey continues investigation of DPS labs

Representative Kevin Bailey, Chairman of the General Investigating Committee of the Texas House, working with other committee members has begunlooking at the operation of other crime labs in Texas. They have requested documents, records and information on the eleven DPS crime labs around the state.

The committee has requested five full years of internal and external audits for each location, standard operating procedure manuals for each location, written evaluations for each employee both current and former for the five year period, including people in management positions and all quality assurance and proficiency documents.

There have been recent allegations of procedural flaws, security lapses and poor record keeping at several of the state labs.

“I have serious concerns about DPS and their ability to oversee these labs,” said Bailey. “Clearly we’re going to have to hold hearings and ask them to come forward and give us their analysis of what’ s going on and explain any deficiencies found in the audits.”

The powerful General Investigation Committee that Rep. Kevin Bailey chairs may examine the activities of state departments, agencies, municipalities, counties and other political subdivisions of the state. They may also investigate any other matters the committee considers necessary for the information of the legislature or the welfare and protection of state citizens.