Just in: The AAFS board of directors has dismissed the ethics complaint against csidds that I mentioned here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2015/02/13/how-the-flawed-science-of-bite-mark-analysis-has-sent-innocent-people-to-jail/ …
My Comment: Much thanks to the AAFS Executive Board of Directors.
“I am pleased that the AAFS Board of Directors looked very carefully at what was presented and decided not to pursue this matter against me any further. I look forward to continuing my work as an forensic expert witness and a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.”
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: The defense costs to achieve this finding of innocence approached $250,000. So, this boils down to another costly failed attempt to muzzle forensic reform and academic freedom. I hope this never happens to anyone else.
Thanks to all my friends who supported me and my family through this process. Plus an incredible THANK YOU to the NY Innocence Project and the Chicago-based office of Jenner and Block and the Weil law firm in New York who VERY generously represented me as a pro bono client.
Jenner and Block attorneys: Gabriel Fuentes and Ramon Villalpondo, IP staff attorney, Chris Fabricant who is the IP’s Director of its Strategic Litigation unit, his legal researcher Eric Pilch, and Weil Attorneys Irwin Warren and Albert Cahn also from New York. Plus all their staff personnel.
Colleagues in law and forensics who also provided their intellects and efforts: Professors Michael Saks, Michael Risinger, Brandon Garrett and especially, Iain Pretty from the UK show that people of principal and honesty are all around us.