Obama Left Forensic Science Reform At the Altar

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That’s according to Radley Balko at the Washington Post.

He sums up the missed opportunity for the outgoing US president to push his Attorney General Lynch and the FBI’s Comey to open a proper dialogue after the PCAST report from highly regarded scientists cast serious doubts on police forensics.

He says similar to some of my blogs on the ridiculous cop-led pushback after November’s lengthy report scorned much of the overblown pattern-matching tricks put forth in bitemarks, shoe prints, etc posing as some odd-version of science.

Full article “When Obama wouldn’t fight for science.”

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