Category Archives: Crime lab scandal

Forensics: Autopsy of a Crime Lab | Dispelling the myth of a perfect forensic match – YouTube

New book! Brandon Garrett, the L. Neil Williams Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law and Director of the Wilson Center for Science and Justice, discusses the fallacies and flaws in forensic “science.” — Read on http://www.youtube.com/watch

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Forensics: A lookback on the DC crime lab’s political turmoil. Firings and nepotism reigned supreme.

The history of an acclaimed “independent” crime lab getting the shaft in Washington DC. Now the lab is in hot water for “deliberately concealed” botched lab tests. csidds.com/2016/05/25/wash-dc-crime-lab-continues-to-coverup-its-problems-of-law-enforcement-bungles/ Now the lab is suspended from operation. https://dcist.com/story/21/04/07/dc-crime-lab-loses-accreditation-over-allegations-of-conealing-information/

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Forensics: Wrongful Conviction – Podcasts

Read about the dark side of wrongful convictions. Multiple podcasts. Based on the files of the lawyers who freed them, Wrongful Conviction features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit … Continue reading

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Forensics: How bias affects forensic methods with Itel Dror

Interview by Brandon Garrett

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Forensics: What’s wrong with crime labs = DC mayor defends crime lab but says she wants issues ‘fully investigated’

What the heck does a mayor know about forensics? Politics, police and forensics is a hot mess of conflicts and agendas. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said she wants concerns about the operations of the District’s Department of Forensic Sciences “fully … Continue reading

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Forensics: Coverup penalties. National forensics board suspends accreditation of District’s crime lab

The DC lab has been hiding things. ANSI accreditation has teeth. All its units have been shutdown. This lab is seriously compromised. 10 years ago it was praised for its independence from police management. The lab’s DNA unit temporarily suspended … Continue reading

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Forensics: DC forensic lab under criminal investigation over firearms case

Im sure the lab claimed 100% accuracy. The D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences is under criminal investigation amid allegations that managers at the independent lab pressured analysts to change their conclusions, and then potentially misrepresented findings to its accrediting body, … Continue reading

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Forensics: Whistleblower gets some payback. Ex AAFS president get $1 Million Settlement for firing because she objected to the Use of Untested DNA Tests for Decades

This settlement was over Marina Stajic PhD being wrongfully terminated by the NY Medical Examiners Office. It stemmed from her revealing decades of lies in that office about their LCDNA non existent proofs and testing. She is by no means … Continue reading

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Forensics: Hypnotic Texas Rangers stop using hypnosis after investigation reveals dubious science. 1700 cases.

Local cops still do this. Courts still accept this as evidence. AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Public Safety has ended the controversial practice of using hypnosis to investigate crimes. A department spokesman said… — Read on http://www.dallasnews.com/news/investigations/2021/03/11/texas-rangers-stop-using-hypnosis-after-dallas-morning-news-investigation-reveals-dubious-science/

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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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