Category Archives: criminal justice

Forensics: Ex-prosecutor indicted for misconduct in Ahmaud Arbery death – ABC News

A former Georgia prosecutor has been indicted on misconduct charges related to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery — Read on abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/prosecutor-indicted-misconduct-ahmaud-arbery-death-79797816

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Forensics: After refusing a plea offer, Charges dropped: Georgia man cleared by DNA after decades in prison

30 years lost. Credit to his legal team including @innocence and the Weil firm. Georgia prosecutors have decided they will not retry Ron Jacobsen for raping a woman in Newton County, four years after DNA tests strongly indicated h — … Continue reading

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Forensics: Not good. Accuracy and reproducibility of conclusions by forensic bloodstain pattern analysts – ScienceDirect

Accuracy and reproducibility of conclusions by forensic bloodstain pattern analysts – ScienceDirect — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0379073821001766

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Forensics: 2 out of 50 states. Illinois to permanently establish Forensic Science Commission

The official legislative site of the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus — Read on illinoissenatedemocrats.com/caucus-news/45-senator-patricia-van-pelt-news/2977-illinois-to-permanently-establish-forensic-science-commission

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Forensics: @The_AAFS needs to act on the continued promotion and use of bitemarks for any purpose. The Junk Science the Justice System Depends on Is a Joke

From bullet prints to hair strands to bite marks to fire analysis, an awful lot of the forensic science simply doesn’t hold up, even as courts keep allowing for it. — Read on http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-junk-science-the-justice-system-depends-on-is-a-joke

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Forensics: OMG. Here’s what to know about the recently revealed deletion of Dallas police evidence files

Last week brought a barrage of troubling news for Dallas City Hall, starting Wednesday when District Attorney John Creuzot notified defense lawyers that… — Read on http://www.dallasnews.com/news/courts/2021/08/15/heres-what-to-know-about-the-recently-revealed-deletion-of-dallas-police-evidence-files/

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Forensics: Philadelphia police detectives charged and arrested for lying in Anthony Wright wrongful conviction case.

After DNA seemingly cleared Anthony Wright in 2013, Philadelphia prosecutors and police retried him, but a jury acquitted him in less than an hour — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/08/13/philadelphia-detectives-charged/

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Forensics: Undisclosed Baltimore firearms examiner botched work, police confirm, leaving months of evidence unusable

Nine months worth of work by a veteran Baltimore Police crime lab firearm’s examiner has been compromised and can not be used for analysis, the department confirmed this week. — Read on http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-prem-md-ci-cr-lab-firearms-audit-20210813-ya4xdkhhybf6plwgmeiuyh4xbq-story.html

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Forensics: Gay forensic expert wins huge payout after boss’s bizarre take on her sexuality

Jo Millington is a well known forensics person. Her ex boss sounds like a dolt. A gay forensic expert has won a huge payout after her boss made bizarre and offensive comments about her sexuality. — Read on uk.news.yahoo.com/gay-forensic-expert-wins-huge-201425341.html

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Forensics: Thousands of Baltimore crime scene fingerprints are never processed, as police supervisor says lab is always in ‘triage mode’

More police-controlled crime lab problems. Experts say backlogs are not uncommon in big cities, with police departments forced to prioritize due to a lack of funds. But a Baltimore Police Department crime lab supervisor says city police don’t acknowledge the … Continue reading

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