The myth of government-run crime lab impartiality is revealed

Former crime lab employee gets the boot for being a defense expert outside his state, sues the county government, its DA and police chief. So much for impartiality myth of police run forensic labs. The courts expect the “whole truth” from experts. Law enforcement expects partisanship in this case. This individual was qualified in a separate court system as a verified expert.  He was hired to evaluate evidence being admitted against a defendant. Apparently no trouble would have occurred if a DA was the employer. Reasoning behind this is obvious. To prevent contamination of some sort. Aggressive partisanship amongst forensic experts is a quiet fact though-out the US criminal justice system. This separatism is a negative factor and creates pit fall of undo influence into an already subjective environment.

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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