Florida's arson lab loses accreditation again

Posted at 8:28 PM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 20:28:34-04

Florida’s arson lab loses its accreditation again following an appeal.

Last month, our I-Team first broke the story when the lab's accreditation was suspended.

Investigators found problems with how analysts were testing gasoline samples.

Investigator Jarrod Holbrook uncovered the accreditation agency found problems with 14-cases out of 26 that were randomly sampled.

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Several local attorneys say, the accreditation loss raises serious questions about the lab's credibility and puts arson cases across the state in jeopardy.

The state-run lab is under CFO Jeff Atwater.

You can see our exclusive interview with the Director of the Division of State Fire Marshal Julius Halas below: