Mayor's statement regarding crime lab action

Mayor Chris Coleman released the following statement today in response to Council action upgrading the Saint Paul Crime Lab:

“The reputation of the Saint Paul Police department must be second to none, and after taking a long, hard look at the issues surrounding the Saint Paul crime lab, the Saint Paul Police Department now has a plan to move forward. The action by the Saint Paul City Council today is a smart investment that places key components of the Saint Paul Crime Lab on the road to accreditation. The Police Department is pursuing partnerships with other government entities and we are utilizing some of the best experience in the state from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to ensure that the Saint Paul crime lab provides the excellent standard of service that our residents expect and deserve.”