Houston’s Interim Top Cop Plans Rehab of Faulted Crime Lab

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As Houston Police Chief C.O. Bradford ended his controversial tenure Monday, his temporary replacement announced plans to clean up the department’s embattled crime lab during his three-month tenure.

Joe L. Breshears, who had been an executive assistant chief, succeeds a man who retired amid persistent controversy that included a crime lab scandal that has engulfed the Harris County criminal justice system for almost a year.

Breshears’ appointment was announced by Mayor Lee Brown, a former police official in Atlanta, Houston and New York.

Link: http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/topstory/2113994

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