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Forensics: A demand to U of Texas to halt faculty from doing “illegal” dental ageing reports for US immigration cases. #junk#forensic#science

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Forensics: DC crime lab goes after lab auditor Bruce Budowle then says it never concealed findings

Defending itself against allegations of “fraudulent behavior” that led to the loss of its accreditation, D.C.’s embattled crime lab said it never deliberately concealed any information from its accrediting board. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2021/06/documents-dc-crime-lab-says-it-never-concealed-findings/

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Forensics: Opinion | Ignoring deep-seated problems at D.C.’s crime lab will cost lives and taxpayers – The Washington Post

DC Politicos are whitewashing these issues. The Department of Forensic Sciences needs oversight and new leadership committed to scientific integrity. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/11/dc-crime-lab-disaster-council-bowser/

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Forensics: Error at NYPD lab that went unchecked for 5 years warrants probe

Police say “no harm no foul.” Defense say false drug testing needs an audit. Terri Rosenblatt, the supervising attorney of the New York Legal Aid Society’s DNA unit, said in a statement that they looking closely at the error. — … Continue reading

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Forensics: DC lawmaker calls for new leader at embattled District crime lab

They should rehire Max Houck. Hes the previous director the DC mayor and the current director ran out of town in 2015 A D.C. lawmaker is calling for new leadership at the District’s embattled Department of Forensic Sciences, which had … Continue reading

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Forensics: Staggering number of cases affected. The Massachusetts crime lab scandal is just the beginning.

In Massachusetts, it will take years to unravel the scope of such systemic errors. — Read on slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/05/massachusetts-crime-lab-houston-forensic-science.html

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Forensics: Ex-police chief indicted on 88 counts in evidence theft case

A former North Carolina police chief who resigned last month amid an investigation into missing evidence has been indicted on 88 felony counts, authorities announced Friday. — Read on http://www.wral.com/ex-police-chief-indicted-on-88-counts-in-evidence-theft-case/19666733/

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Forensics: Talk about a political mess. DC leaders have mixed outlook after crime lab loses accreditation

D.C. leaders are reacting to word that the District’s crime lab is now fully unaccredited. While the mayor affirms the lab has appealed the decision, the future of lab operations is in question. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2021/05/dc-leaders-have-mixed-outlook-after-crime-lab-loses-accreditation/

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Forensics: Family response. Ivy League Secret Exposed: Classes Used Bones of Black Children Killed in 1985 MOVE Police Bombing

A Princeton prof kept a “collection” of young girls’ remains that he should have been returned to the medical examiner. Ivy League Secret Exposed: Classes Used Bones of Black Children Killed in 1985 MOVE Police Bombing | Democracy Now! — … Continue reading

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Forensics: Work of former Maryland medical examiner to be reviewed after he testified for defense in Chauvin trial

Maryland’s Attorney General said Friday that outside experts should review all “in custody” death reports produced by former state Chief Medical Examiner Dr. David Fowler. — Read on http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ag-office-review-20210423-l2oamj3ixnhwznd4545f7pjcau-story.html

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