Category Archives: Forensic science misconduct

Forensics: Washington State Patrol’s toxicology lab ran tests in office contaminated by meth, possibly jeopardizing thousand of cases

SEATTLE – Behind the locked doors of a third-floor office in South Seattle, countertop instruments filled with dozens of tiny vials feed data to nearby monitors while performing scores of tests each day in pursuit of justice. — Read on … Continue reading

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Forensics: OC Prosecutors threaten to overcharge and extort in order to Operate Vast Genetic Surveillance Program

A DA’s office in California offers plea deals and dismissals for misdemeanor offenses — but only if people give up their DNA. — Read on theintercept.com/2021/07/03/orange-county-prosecutors-dna-surveillance/

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Forensics: Who is running this forensics lab? More departures from troubled DC crime lab | WTOP

More managers appear to have departed from the embattled D.C. crime lab, which saw its accreditation to perform forensic testing withdrawn in the spring. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2021/06/more-departures-from-troubled-dc-crime-lab/

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Forensics: Commission refers the 1998 murder conviction of Justin Plummer to the Court of Appeal due to bitemark expert

Its a prime example of a dentist testimony exceeding the limits of scientific knowledge. These guys are always “very convincing.” Commission refers the murder conviction of Justin Plummer to the Court of Appeal | Criminal Cases Review Commission — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: “Autopsy of a bitemark case” convicting an innocent man. @theNAME1966

Of course the 2 dentists are ABFO members. csidds.com/2015/08/19/the-case-of-the-recaptured-bitemark-showing-how-judges-get-bamboozled/

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Forensics: Anthro calling BS on ICE using dental xrays to put immigrant kids into adult detention. @theNAME1966

These US dentists are trained to do this by the American Board of Forensic Odontology. They mislead the courts and care less about ICE using their “conclusions.” medicalxpress.com/news/2018-06-immigration-agents-x-raying-migrants-age.html

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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: Fake police field testing. Bogus cocaine charge led to exoneration and now, a lawsuit against Buffalo

In a Buffalo News article in September, Morgan Eaton called his arrest in March 2020 a case study in driving while Black. — Read on buffalonews.com/content/tncms/live/

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Forensics: False credentials of anti vax propagandists who claim no mask research is valid

“Trump-virus” experts personify the meaning of partisan bias and professional misconduct. apnews.com/article/629043235973

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