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A laboratory technician handles blood samples in a crime lab. (CBS)

Legionnaires’ Bacteria Found In New Santa Clara County Crime Lab

High levels of dangerous bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease were detected in the water system at Santa Clara County’s new crime lab, county officials said.

11/14/2013

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SFPD Crime Lab Tech Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor In Drug Case

A long-running case against a former San Francisco police crime lab technician ended in a misdemeanor plea bargain Friday when she pleaded guilty in federal court to a reduced charge of possessing cocaine in 2009.

03/15/2013

A view inside the SFPD crime lab; (inset) Deborah Madden  (CBS)

2nd Mistrial Declared In Drug Trial Of Former SFPD Crime Lab Technician

A mistrial was declared for a second time in federal court Thursday in the case of a former San Francisco police crime laboratory technician accused of taking small amounts of cocaine from the facility in 2009.

01/31/2013

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San Mateo Forensics Lab Offers Look At Real Life CSI For Halloween

Fans of CSI can get a first-hand look at how crime scene investigations are really carried out during a pre-Halloween open house at the San Mateo County forensics lab.

10/25/2012

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San Jose Principal’s Notes Detail Teacher’s Bizarre Alleged Sexual Assaults

A principal’s notes show a San Jose teacher charged with molesting kids in class blindfolded a second-grade girl and put something in her mouth.

10/05/2012

Deborah Madden

Trial Against SFPD Crime Lab Worker Goes To Jury

A federal jury began deliberating Monday in the case of a former San Francisco police crime laboratory technician whose pilfering of cocaine led to the dismissal of hundreds of drug cases.

10/01/2012

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Jury Selection Begins In Drug Trial Of Former SFPD Crime Lab Technician

Jury selection began in federal court Monday morning in the trial of a former San Francisco police crime laboratory technician accused of stealing cocaine from the facility.

09/24/2012

Deborah Madden

June Trial Date Set In SF Crime Lab Drug Theft Case

A federal judge in San Francisco has set a trial date of June 18 for a former San Francisco police crime laboratory technician accused of stealing cocaine from the facility.

02/03/2012

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Santa Clara County Receives State Grant To Purchase Breathalyzers

The county has received a grant that will be used for state-of-the-art breathalyzers and more testing sites for suspected drunk drivers.

12/30/2011

Deborah Madden

Former SF Crime Lab Worker Pleads Not Guilty To Stealing Drugs

A former technician at the San Francisco Police Department’s troubled crime lab pleaded not guilty today to a federal charge of obtaining cocaine by subterfuge in 2009.

12/07/2011

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