The special hearings involve evidence that may have been deliberately tainted by a chemist at the now-closed state drug lab.
The resignation follows revelations that the prosecutor corresponded with the chemist at the center of the drug lab scandal.
Menino plans to increase police overtime to prevent crime as inmates are released in the wake of the state drug lab scandal.
In the latest fallout from the state drug lab scandal, special court sessions started Monday for almost 200 prison inmates with drug cases in Suffolk county who are trying to get their convictions thrown out.
About 10 convicts can go free while their legal challenges are pending in the fallout from the drug lab scandal.
The judge’s decision to acquit Shawn Drumgold was based on prosecutors’ theory of possession, not on the drug lab scandal.
The program is an attempt to minimize the potentially disruptive effects on communities.
A former coworker of a chemist charged in Massachusetts drug lab scandal has testified the chemist appeared to have unfettered access to the lab.
Only five of the 19 inmates called to the session Friday actually have cases that are directly linked to Annie Dookhan, the chemist charged with falsifying drug evidence.
Marcus Pixley was released on bail because drugs in his case were tested by a state chemist accused of mishandling evidence.
Special court sessions are being set up around Massachusetts to handle a flood of legal challenges expected by drug defendants in the wake of a scandal at a state drug testing lab.
Court officials have set up the first special court sessions to deal with the legal fallout from the actions of a state chemist charged with faking drug test results.
According to Attorney General Martha Coakley, Annie Dookhan may have had professional pride in mind when she allegedly misidentified drug lab evidence.
Witnesses also told state police that Annie Dookhan asked for specific drug samples by evidence control number, a distinct breach of protocol.