He said, she said, she sues in ballistics lab worker’s defamation case.

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This civil case brought by a Georgia crime lab examiner shows us most of the issues surrounding usage of expert opinion certainties of “a match” versus news quotes from other experts and the media’s reporting that must be considered “malicious” according to the law. Its all about “science” in forensics which the #PCAST report took to task.

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Tobin [quoted in the news; not the actual GBI examiner] also said that firearms analysts who render conclusions with certainty, as Desmond [the GBI examiner] had done in court, are almost always lacking scientific basis and “could be misleading or could be misinterpreted.”

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