This all started from a complaint filed by a solo lawyer from Texas. The complaint sounds strikingly similar to the Steve Chaney bitemark complaint that led to the shoot-down of the dentists training and teaching bitemarks at UTSA and elsewhere.
‘Professional negligence’ found in ballistics misidentification
The Forensic Science Commission last month found “professional negligence” occurred in the ballistics analysis at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science (SWIFS). The examiner attributed too much significance to small striations on a bullet and inappropriately chose different ammunition for test firing. SWIFS believes that “confirmation bias” and “expectancy bias” contributed to errors by both the examiner and the technical reviewer.
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