Assemblyman wants downtown flower budget used for new APD lab tech


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Anchorage Assembly member Fred Dyson says the Anchorage Police Department needs more manpower when it comes to processing blood work of criminal suspects, and he wants the money to come from the city's budget for downtown flowers.

According to Dyson, prosecutors delay indictments of suspected impaired drivers because of delays in getting blood work back for trial.

"It's inexcusable — choke point in the criminal justice system that is leaving bad drivers out on the roads doing more damage just because of an administrative issue," Dyson said.