Forensic Bias Redux: Execution vacated. Internal crime lab safeguards blew it.

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Colleagues had doubts and concerns. The cops and supervisors loved her work. She admits to be a bit histrionic in and out of the job. The state’s AG has no concerns. Recently the governor and one judge pulled back from sugar-coating her “impression-matching” credibility. The gov took one inmate off death row 13 days before execution. Add a noted impression evidence guru using the dreaded “sub-standard” term.

Another example of how police controlled crime labs, medical examiners and police-shooting commissions need to be independent and properly vetted against undue influences. Serious disputes arise from LEOs at the mere suggestion. For example, independence didn’t work so well at the DC crime lab when politicians and law enforcement recently sucked it back up into their pockets. Then came: New DC Crime lab management, mayor and DA adopt measures their previously fired director were denied

Here is the latest on this BCI crime labber’s version  of forensic “justice.”

So, is the PCAST forensics report still bunkum as stated by the National District Attorneys Association?


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