Good grief. Their ballistics unit got the previous director fired. Back then the lab was praised for being independent from law enforcement. Then law enforcement took it back.
The agency botched a ballistics exam in a murder case, then “misrepresented” its mistake, a panel of experts found.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/jenifer-smith-dfs-resign/2021/05/19/3c43292e-b8f6-11eb-a5fe-bb49dc89a248_story.html