Category Archives: forensic science misconduct
Today’s Quattrone Center podcast with Itiel Dror, Brandon Garrett and Maneka Sinha reveals recent complaints leveled at Dror by @theNAME1996 forensic pathologists demanding retraction and his dismissal from UCL. His recent article on ME bias has hit a big nerve. … Continue reading
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
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/
Interview by Brandon Garrett
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
Great example of forensic exaggeration. An amicus brief by Brandon Garrett and a scientific cohort. csidds.com/2017/02/10/fighting-unique-toolmark-testimony-with-science-and-an-amicus-brief/
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
If the US had a national regulation of forensic methods and practices, its first target would be getting rid of the self-certifying bitemark board zealots who lied about having “science” to these national committees of real scientists: Two Congressional hearings … Continue reading
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
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/