Dooley administration cleared of allegation in crime lab probe - KMOV.com

Dooley administration cleared of allegation in crime lab probe

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By Stephanie Baumer By Stephanie Baumer

 CLAYTON, Mo.- The United State's Attorney's Office has notified St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley that its investigation into alleged contracting irregularities for the St. Louis County Police Crime Lab revealed no criminal wrongdoing on the part of Dooley, his staff or St. Louis County. 

The investigation was conducted after Colonel Timothy Fitch of the St. Louis County Police Department requested that federal authorities investigate the circumstances surrounding the police crime lab contract. 

Dooley said in a press release that he was happy to have the matter concluded, but saddened that he an key members of his team had their reputations tarnished. 

“The allegations made were made with malice. The Prosecuting Attorney knew the allegations were bogus but it served a purpose and that was to create a certain image of me and my Administration prior to the election,” Dooley stated in the release. 

According to Richard G. Callahan, US attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, the investigation is now completed and the U.S. Attorney has closed its file on the matter. 

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