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Water leak affecting packaged evidence at LMPD Headquarters

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- In a week with nearly non-stop rainfall, the crime lab in the basement at LMPD Headquarters has been leaking.

A police spokeswoman says the leak affected packaged evidence, but it doesn't appear to have been destroyed.

The leak was quickly repaired, but there's no word on what caused it. Officials say leaks have been a problem for more than a year.

A WDRB investigation in August uncovered pictures inside showing trash cans lined up to catch water and plastic sheets draped over workspaces to protect them from leaks.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says he hopes to improve conditions for officers soon.

"LMPD Headquarter is a little tired, and it needs quite a bit of work," Mayor Fischer said. "We are looking for ways to move LMPD Headquarters. That is going to be a very active part of our budget discussion that goes into effect July 1 first of this year."

State inspectors from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet checked on complaints at LMPD Headquarters last year.

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