Category Archives: police crime labs

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: Biden’s Science Adviser Pick Could Advance Justice Reforms – Law360

This article portrays all the many players involved in both promoting and inhibiting evidence-based advances in certain forensic methods. It mentions bitemark evidence and the racial inequities of bad science on POC seeking exonerations. This arguing about junk forensic science … Continue reading

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Forensics: Old vs New Fire Investigation | Fire Cause Analysis| @The_AAFS should give him a medal.

We can thank John Lentini for being largely responsible in debunking failed police-developed 🔥 reconstruction. The resistance to change reflects the closed minded leadership of the bitemarkers http://www.abfo.org. Fire investigation procedures have changed drastically over the last two decades. Many … Continue reading

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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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Forensics: New Years Cheer: Philly to pay $9.8M to man exonerated who spent 28 years in prison after wrongful conviction for murder

Cops in this case involved in other similar misdeeds. 17 exonerations from the same district since 2017. The settlement is the latest in a string of payouts to exonerees whose wrongful convictions in the 1980s and ’90s have cost the … Continue reading

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Forensics: Infrared spectral analysis. Forensic Technique Quickly Tells Human Blood from Animal Blood

290 samples tested. 1 error. Sound much better than the presumptive tests now in use. Or when no testing is done. It would prevent mistakes which have led to wrongful convictions. Like this one: https://www.thedailybeast.com/henry-lee-how-many-murder-cases-did-the-celebrity-forensic-scientist-botch A quick and accurate way … Continue reading

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Forensics: Trump’s DHS tried to secretly subpoena BuzzFeed to reveal sources — but the publication exposed the scheme: report

Sounds like a Sheriff telling a medical examiner to hide a police shooting autopsy. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-11-13/sheriff-coroner-autopsy-dana-young-shooting President Donald Trump took an oath to defend Americans’ First Amendment right to a free… — Read on http://www.rawstory.com/2020/12/trumps-dhs-tried-to-secretly-subpoena-buzzfeed-to-reveal-sources-but-the-publication-exposed-the-scheme-report/amp/

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Forensics: Many to blame? How America’s deadliest serial killer went undetected for more than 40 years

Samuel Little says he killed 93 people, preying on women from the margins of society. Again and again, police across the country failed to stop him. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/samuel-little-serial-killer/part-one/

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Forensics: San Francisco DA Posts List Of Cases Possibly Impacted By Forensic Lab Analyst Misconduct – CBS San Francisco

Thousands of cases. 500 death cases. Says to call your defense attorney. How proactive. The San Francisco District Attorney’s office on Friday posted an extensive list of cases that could be affected the misconduct of a forensic lab analyst who … 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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