Forensics: Senator Wiener Introduces Legislation to End Wrongful Convictions Resulting from Faulty Expert Witness Testimony

This new bill strengthens the previous “junk science” bill which was instrumental in the 2016 exoneration of Bill Richards. https://californiainnocenceproject.org/read-their-stories/william-richards/ Bill was convicted in 1997 based on the bitemark testimony of ABFO ex-president Skip Sperber.

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced new criminal justice reform legislation, Senate Bill 467. The text of this legislation will be available online tonight. This bill would amend the standards used for evaluating expert testimony and forensics in court pre- and post-conviction. Faulty forensic and scientific evidence, provided by expert
— Read on sd11.senate.ca.gov/news/20220105-senator-wiener-introduces-legislation-end-wrongful-convictions-resulting-faulty-expert

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