Category Archives: Crime lab scandal

Forensics: NO IMMUNITY. Federal Appeals Court Rules that Louisiana Prosecutor and Police Officer Who Fabricated Evidence are Not Immune from Civil Rights Lawsuit by Former Death-Row Prisoner | Death Penalty Information Center

Michael Wearry , a Louisiana prisoner whose conviction and death sentence were overturned by the U.S Supreme Court in 2016 because prosecutors withheld… — Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/federal-appeals-court-rules-that-louisiana-prosecutor-and-police-officer-who-fabricated-evidence-are-not-immune-from-civil-rights-lawsuit-by-former-death-row-prisoner

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Forensics: Police arson opinion “divorced from science.” After multiple appeals, Claude Garrett Sees Murder by Arson Conviction Overturned

Thirty years after a fatal fire sent Garrett to prison for life, a judge vacated his conviction, opening the door to his release. — Read on theintercept.com/2022/05/07/claude-garrett-murder-arson-conviction-overturned/

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Forensics: Unregulated DNA collection by police gets cancelled. New York court halts family DNA searches for crime suspects

The crimefighting tool has helped crack cold cases, but it has also raised privacy and racial discrimination concerns. — Read on http://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-york-court-halts-family-dna-searches-crime-suspects/

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Forensics: CBS interview about faulty forensics. No research bitemarks leads the conversation with Chris Fabricant.

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Forensics: Utterly stupid and biased. Virginia lawmakers vote to roll back open records reform. Cops keep control of conviction records.

Virginia lawmakers have passed a measure that would undo a recent reform intended to expand public access to certain law enforcement files in closed criminal investigations — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/virginia-lawmakers-vote-to-roll-back-open-records-reform/2022/03/12/68ba698e-a254-11ec-9438-255709b6cddc_story.html

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Forensics: Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System: Fabricant, M. Chris: Amazon.com

Just published. Already has rave reviews. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System [Fabricant, M. Chris] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System — Read on http://www.amazon.com/Science-American-Criminal-Justice-System/dp/1636140300/ref=nodl_

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Forensicsshf : Police explain how rape kit ended up in a database – Mission Local

The San Francisco Police Commission grilled police department leaders Wednesday about the policies and procedures that allowed officers to use DNA — Read on missionlocal.org/2022/03/police-explain-how-rape-kit-ended-up-in-a-database/

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Forensics: A Group Founded by Colin Kaepernick Is Providing Free Second Autopsies

Certaintly a response to controversial police pathologists claiming “excited delerium” as a cause of death. The examinations by board-certified forensic pathologists will be available for the families of people who died in police-related circumstances. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/24/us/colin-kaepernick-police-autopsy.html

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Forensics: Bad, Bad. Lost evidence has collapsed 6,000 cases including alleged killers and rapists

Crime expert fears that 12,000 prosecutions have failed in the past two years because pieces of evidence that could convict sex attackers and killers is missing — Read on http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/lost-evidence-collapsed-6000-cases-26214302

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Forensics: Hair. Another Lawyer passes the buck. AG Stein defends science that sent innocent men to prison in interview

Attorney General Josh Stein defended a science that has sent at least four innocent men to prison in North Carolina. Stein refused to answer WBTV’s questions on camera for nearly a year. But that changed in early February. — Read … Continue reading

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