Forensics: More accusations of faked NY State Crime lab testing – This time its DNA

Scientists claim New York police forced them to fake DNA tests to convict more suspects

Looking closely at the NY State emblem, the lady onn the right, balancing justice, is supposed to be blindfolded. Some say its not really like that.

These wrongful termination lawsuits are always quite illuminating when the plantiffs reveal the type of environment they were employed and tasks they were supposed to accomplish for the prosecution. Speaks loudly to the need for independent management of these supposedly neutral, yet alarmingly easily coerced police controlled facilities.

If these allegations are true, or even partially true, they reflect badly on the lab’s accreditation organization, which is the very successful American Society of Crime Lab Directors.

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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1 Response to Forensics: More accusations of faked NY State Crime lab testing – This time its DNA

  1. SCP says:

    It’s even worse in Texas where ASCLD-LAB co-conspires with the TxDPS and the Forensic Science Commission and the Dallas District Attorneys Office to cover-up a decade’s worth of forensic stupidity. Those people leading these agencies aren’t held accountable for their gross incompetence (e.g. DNA mixture debacle, hair analysis cluskterf*ck) but the forensic analysts can be dropped for merely suggesting improvement.
    Details involving the corrupt Dallas County Forensic Science Lab (SWIFS), the names of those whose ineptitude knows no boundaries, and the subsequent whitewash (i.e. no investigation) are here…

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