Attorney General Roy Cooper announced that he has appointed the former chief judge of the N.C. Court of Appeals to run the State Bureau of Investigation's lab on an interim basis.
Gerald Arnold will be in charge of ensuring that all divisions of the lab turned over all the evidence they were required to. An audit of the lab's serology section found that agents were not turning over complete results of their testing.
"This was then, and is now, unacceptable," Cooper said. "It is critical that Judge Arnold take a good, thorough look. If problems are found they will be fixed."
Arnold served on the Court of Appeals for 22 years and was the former president of Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance.
"I expect him to provide an unbiased, independent look at these issues," Cooper said.