Category Archives: Forensic science misconduct

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: More on ‘expert’ Parcells accused of illegal autopsies faces wire fraud charges

He also performed a sham autopsy on MIchael Brown who was shot by police in St. Louis. A real predator. His latest was covid “testing” people in their driveways. Shawn Parcells, 41, from Kansas, has been indicted on 10 federal … Continue reading

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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: 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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Forensics: Profiteering politician owns a plasma company run out of a condo.

Its a “luxury” condo though. Ex US senator says its all ok for the “better good.” For whom? http://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-plasma-rick-santorum_n_5f9ec0dbc5b616c2f315c92d

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Forensics: Trump’s Covid-19 plan: “Irresponsible and Dangerously Reckless.”

Editorial from The New England Journal of Medicine — Dying in a Leadership Vacuum — Read on http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2029812

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FORENSICS: The ABCs of how cops cheat with Fabricated Evidence: Forensic Deception, Planted Evidence and Forged Confessions

Shocking? Not really. The National Registry of Exonerations data is quite revealing. By Kelsea Valerio (This is the fifth in an 11-part series by The Vanguard reporting on a study of exonerations produced by Samuel R. Gross, Maurice J. — … Continue reading

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Forensics: The Junk Science Cops Use to Decide You’re Lying

Leaked documents detail law enforcement trainings in lie detection techniques that have been discredited by scientists. — Read on theintercept.com/2020/08/12/blueleaks-law-enforcement-police-lie-detection/

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Forensics: Houston PD decides public can know when police might injure or kill them – Grits for Breakfast

Well then, may we presume they also control their “independent crime lab?” As in deep-sixing unfavorable crime scene evidence and “losing” police body cam vids. Grits for Breakfast: Houston PD decides public can know when police might injure or kill … Continue reading

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Forensics: Messed up DNA specimen evidence is discovered by defense DNA experts.

This story tells how unequal forensic resources leaves defendants without court approval for independent testing. The judge refused to grant funding. The defense garnered $$ from donations. Then there is the mixup of swabs that they discovered. Also, the prosecution … Continue reading

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