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Milwaukee crime lab to move out of city

Published On: May 23 2013 03:42:11 PM CDT
Updated On: May 23 2013 03:42:24 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. -

The Legislature's finance committee has approved language in Gov. Scott Walker's executive budget that would allow the state Justice Department to move the Milwaukee crime lab out of the city.

Wisconsin law requires the state's crime labs be located in the cities of Milwaukee, Madison and Wausau. DOJ officials are considering moving the Milwaukee lab, saying it's located in an unsafe area, isn't easily accessible and has become too small. The agency says it would like to move the lab to another space in the Milwaukee area but isn't within the city.

Walker's budget would delete provisions in current law requiring the state's crime labs be located in Milwaukee, Madison and Wausau. The committee took no action on the language Thursday, which allows the provision to stand.

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