Category Archives: Crime lab scandal

Forensics: Junk police “science.” Black Man Sues New Jersey City After Being Arrested Due to Error in Facial Recognition Technology

Much like sniffer dogs and road side drug “testing.” A Black man in New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against police and county prosecutors after a misidentification by facial recognition technology resulted in him being jailed for 10 days. — … Continue reading

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Forensics: Trump’s DHS tried to secretly subpoena BuzzFeed to reveal sources — but the publication exposed the scheme: report

Sounds like a Sheriff telling a medical examiner to hide a police shooting autopsy. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-11-13/sheriff-coroner-autopsy-dana-young-shooting President Donald Trump took an oath to defend Americans’ First Amendment right to a free… — Read on http://www.rawstory.com/2020/12/trumps-dhs-tried-to-secretly-subpoena-buzzfeed-to-reveal-sources-but-the-publication-exposed-the-scheme-report/amp/

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Forensics: Revealing the lies and alot worse. Autopsy of a Crime Lab by Brandon L. Garrett – Hardcover – University of California Press

Of course, the #AAFS connection with the ABFO bitemarkers is a main target. This book exposes the dangerously imperfect forensic evidence that we rely on for criminal convictions.”That’s not my fingerprint, your honor,” said the defendant, after FBI experts reported a “100-percent identification.” They … Continue reading

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Forensics: Former NOPD crime lab employee airs concerns over safety, procedures

Then they force him to take a drug test. A defense attorney tells WDSU the drug lab’s lack of accreditation could impact court cases. — Read on http://www.wdsu.com/article/wdsu-investigates-former-nopd-crime-lab-employee-airs-concerns-over-safety-procedures/34774281

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Forensics: San Francisco DA Posts List Of Cases Possibly Impacted By Forensic Lab Analyst Misconduct – CBS San Francisco

Thousands of cases. 500 death cases. Says to call your defense attorney. How proactive. The San Francisco District Attorney’s office on Friday posted an extensive list of cases that could be affected the misconduct of a forensic lab analyst who … Continue reading

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Forensics: 2020 vote saw pro-reform prosecutors win. Now they need to fix mistakes by their predecessors.

Good read on what needs to be done. It includes bitemarks in the category of junk forensics. I can’t believe the ABFO bitemarkers are mandated by the National Asso of Medical Examiners for its ME certification process. Incredible. Police and … Continue reading

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Forensics: Alabama drug test lab owner sent to prison for forging test results, costing parents custody of children

Beyond horrendous. The owner of an Alabama testing lab was sentenced to prison last week for falsifying drug test results that prosecutors say cost multiple parents custody of their children. — Read on http://www.foxnews.com/us/alabama-drug-test-lab-owner-sent-to-prison-for-forging-test-results-costing-parents-custody-of-their-children.amp

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Forensics: 20,000 cases affected! 108 More Convictions Tied to Massachusetts Chemist’s Misconduct May Be Vacated

All from one forensic lab analyst. The Suffolk County district attorney said she was seeking to remove the “huge stain on the legal system” left by Annie Dookhan, who pleaded guilty in 2013 to tampering with evidence. — Read on … Continue reading

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Forensics: Lack of effective police oversight: A Watchdog Accused Officers of Serious Misconduct. Few Were Punished.

These facts brought us the polticized, misunderstood, and ineptly misapplied media phrase “defund the police.” An analysis by The New York Times found that the N.Y.P.D. has reduced or rejected recommendations for stiff discipline of officers in about 71 percent … Continue reading

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Forensics: Whistleblower files complaint against Fort Worth crime lab

A police officer at the lab says all is OK. His credibility is not the best. What’s a cop running an internal audit? Its because the cops run the show. Their history of interference in forensic casework is notorious. An … Continue reading

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