Category Archives: AAFS

Forensics: $14-million payout approved in L.A. wrongful-conviction case – Los Angeles Times

The L.A. City Council approved a $14-million settlement with Andrew Wilson, whose murder conviction was thrown out by a judge in 2017. He was later declared factually innocent. — Read on http://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-11-03/14-million-payout-approved-in-l-a-wrongful-conviction-case

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Forensics: Police planting drugs leads to Exonerations tied to corrupt Chicago Police Officer Ronald Watts

Hundreds of cases!! What might be Cook County’s largest mass exoneration comes after 87 people already had convictions connected to former Sgt. Ronald Watts tossed. — Read on http://www.wbez.org/stories/exonerations-tied-to-corrupt-chicago-police-officer-ronald-watts/b75e9a7b-9a75-4412-9b00-4e1a664b6da6

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Forensics: Shady Ivermectin-COVID-19 study retracted; authors blame file mixup – Retraction Watch

The authors of this study blame a research assistant. Data results were faked. — Read on retractionwatch.com/2021/11/02/ivermectin-covid-19-study-retracted-authors-blame-file-mixup/

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Forensics: Go Alicia! Reforming Forensics: Why Academics Are Challenging the Science Behind U.S. Criminal Justice | Discover Magazine

Academics are fighting to reform criminal justice techniques — many of which are based on thin and outdated science — that have incriminated hundreds of innocent people in the U.S. — Read on http://www.discovermagazine.com/technology/reforming-forensics-why-academics-are-challenging-the-science-behind-criminal-justice

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Forensics: Major story. FBI Tampering? Ex-FBI Forensic Examiner, Dr. James Richard Kiper takes on cyber fraud over doctored FBI exhibits.

Very interesting read. FBI Tampering? Suneel’s Expert – FBI Forensic Examiner Dr. James Richard Kiper – ‘the Real McCoy’ – Maybe Top Expert in Nation – Frank Report — Read on frankreport.com/2021/11/02/fbi-tampering-suneels-expert-fbi-forensic-examiner-dr-james-richard-kiper-the-real-mccoy-maybe-top-expert-in-nation/

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Forensics: Eddie Bolden Chicago: Federal jury awards over $25M to man in wrongful murder conviction after lawsuit against city, CPD

A federal jury awarded over $25M to Eddie Bolden in a wrongful murder conviction after he filed a suit against the city and Chicago police. — Read on abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-eddie-bolden-cpd-murder/11182906/

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Forensic misconduct: Retraction of a peer reviewed article suggests ongoing problems within Australian forensic science

A story about forensic bigwigs eating their young and journal editors quivering in fear. — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589871X21000784

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Forensics: Identifying gaps and improving investigation of fatal elder abuse and/or neglect – Drake – – Journal of Forensic Sciences

Identifying gaps and improving investigation of fatal elder abuse and/or neglect – Drake – – Journal of Forensic Sciences – Wiley Online Library — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1556-4029.14884

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Forensics: The Failed ‘Triad”of Shaken Baby Theorists. Ohio babysitter convicted of 2002 death of child released, charges dismissed

Ohio babysitter convicted of 2002 death of child released, charges dismissed — Read on http://www.cleveland.com/nation/2021/10/ohio-babysitter-convicted-of-2002-death-of-child-released-charges-dismissed.html

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Forensics: Judges should listen to ‘Why Defense Forensics Experts Matter’

The presentation of forensic evidence is typically one-sided in many US criminal courts. — Read on http://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/law-and-psychology/202104/why-defense-forensics-experts-matter

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