DETROIT (WWJ) – The Michigan State Police is backing away from plans to putting a fully operational crime lab in the new Detroit Police Headquarters when it opens in the former MGM Grand casino.
Instead, the State now plans to open only a training center and ballistics testing lab in the new headquarters.
City Council President Charles Pugh said the change won’t prevent the City from moving forward with its plans for a new headquarters.
“We knew that a previous administration committing to something is always risky, when you get a new governor and they have budgetary constraints that they have to think about as well,” Pugh said.
“So, it’s disappointing, but it’s not a surprise,” he said.
The State has been processing crime evidence for the city since 2008 when Detroit shut its own crime lab down due to a high rate of error.