Category Archives: police crime labs

Forensics: Police blood pattern experts. Can Forensic Science Be Trusted?

A bloodstain expert’s testimony helped put him in prison. But can forensic science be trusted? — Read on http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/06/how-reliable-is-forensic-science/629632/

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Forensics: Border Patrol’s forensic teams being fired after ‘cover up’ allegations

After withering criticism and allegations that they have worked to “cover up” shootings involving agents, Border Patrol — Read on http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/050622_critical_incident_teams/border-patrols-forensic-teams-being-eliminated-after-cover-up-allegations/

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Forensics: More fakery. Former Pinellas County Forensic Science Specialist fired for falsifying documents, PCSO says

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Specialist was fired for falsifying forensic documents, a PCSO investigation revealed. — Read on http://www.fox13news.com/news/former-pinellas-county-forensic-science-specialist-fired-for-falsifying-documents-pcso-says

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Forensics: and police in the same building. Critics Say Broward County’s New Forensic Science Center Is a Conflict of Interest

Critics say housing the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Crime Laboratory and the Broward County Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services in the planned Broward County Forensic Science Center could lead to conflicts of interest — particularly when investigations involve deaths … Continue reading

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Forensics: SF Public Defender Calls for the Immediate Destruction and Independent Investigation of Illegal DNA Database

Unconsented use, not monitored, nor regulated by any public standards. By Vanguard Staff San Francisco, CA – This week it came to light that the San Francisco Police Crime Lab has been using an illegally created — Read on http://www.davisvanguard.org/2022/02/sf-public-defender-calls-for-the-immediate-destruction-and-independent-investigation-of-illegal-dna-database/

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Forensics: Awful. Cops using Rape kits to arrest assault victims.

http://www.huffpost.com/entry/san-francisco-police-rape-kits-arrest_n_620aef1be4b0e224afcbb2a3

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Forensics: This police lab is a total wreck. Oversight Hearing Reveals More Issues at DC Crime Lab – WCP

The DC crime lab lost its accreditation last year. Its interim director says he has no solid plan for returning to regular operations. — Read on washingtoncitypaper.com/article/545794/oversight-hearing-reveals-more-issues-at-crime-lab/

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Forensics: False/misleading forensics compose 24% of wrongfully convicted nation wide. Michiganders have lost more than 1,415 years of freedom

Deniers of these stats blame the lawyers. Wrongful convictions have led to Michiganders spending at least 1,417 years in prison. Nationwide, exonerees have lost at least 26,289 years to prison. — Read on http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/wrongfully-convicted-michiganders-have-lost-more-than-1415-years-of-freedom

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Forensics: Disaster. Sweeping report urges DC to review every case handled by firearms, fingerprint units at troubled crime lab

Senior leaders at the D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences have come under intense scrutiny in a scathing top-to-bottom review of the District’s now unaccredited crime lab. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2021/12/sweeping-report-urges-dc-to-review-every-case-handled-by-firearms-fingerprint-units-at-troubled-crime-lab/

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Forensics: Go Alicia! Reforming Forensics: Why Academics Are Challenging the Science Behind U.S. Criminal Justice | Discover Magazine

Academics are fighting to reform criminal justice techniques — many of which are based on thin and outdated science — that have incriminated hundreds of innocent people in the U.S. — Read on http://www.discovermagazine.com/technology/reforming-forensics-why-academics-are-challenging-the-science-behind-criminal-justice

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