DC convictions ‘called into question’ after crime lab blunders & Heavy cars set to face hefty fee

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A DC lawmaker is refusing to wait to see whether DC’s Department of Forensic Sciences can right its own ship, proposing legislation to restructure the crime lab which lost the ability to process crime scene evidence in the Spring of 2021. Megan has been reporting on this saga for years. She tells us how we got to this point, and where a criminal investigation into lab management stands. Then, lawmakers in DC have placed a fee hike in the 2023 budget for drivers of heavy vehicles. WTOP’s Melissa Howell tells us while it’s meant to prevent additional wear and tear on the District’s roads, it could also impact the purchase and production of electric vehicles.