#IAFS NH judge goes postal on law enforcement dragging on review of 18,000 tainted cases

Judge, lawyers: State dragging feet on Amherst drug lab scandal

This is not the first massive review of forensic that has fallen into prosecutorial limbo. The FBI crime labs self-discredited Bullet Lead and Hair Matching debacle are still “hanging fire” in many states where the local police were taught by federal law enforcement. All this adds to the context that courts and prosecutors are equally ill-prepared and unmotivated to protect or later “fix” defendants from flawed and invalid forensics. 

AMHERST — Even as prosecutors scramble to address state drug laboratory misconduct that could undermine upwards of 18,000 cases statewide, a judge has lambasted law enforcement officials for their handling of the case, going so far as to say some officials committed “a fraud upon the court.”


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