For Immediate Release - August 30, 2012

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR PATRICK ON FORENSIC LAB INVESTIGATION

BOSTON – Thursday, August 30, 2012 – The following is a statement from Governor Deval Patrick:

“This is deeply troubling information. No breach this serious can or will be tolerated. The State Police will continue their investigation to determine what happened and who is responsible so that we can hold those accountable. We have also reached out to District Attorneys, the United States Attorney and the public defenders’ office to inform them and to enlist their help to assure the fair administration of justice. Meanwhile, I have directed the State Police to close the lab until they can ensure me, the judicial system and the public of the integrity of its work.”

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