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Forensics: Crime Lab supervisors missed 30,000 faked Massachusetts reports.
Forensics: Subjective and Contradictory opinions. Interpreting Blood Stain Patterns: Science or Speculation?
In the TV-show Dexter, the titular character leads a double life as both a forensic scientist and a serial killer. Dexter’s unique forensic… — Read on http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx
Forensics: NamUS added to system. Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Combat MMIW Crisis, Strengthen Tribal Law Enforcement
Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) introduced bipartisan legislation today that aims to strengthen Tribal law enforcement and increase public safety throughout Indian Country. The Bridging Agency Data Gaps & Ensuring Safety (BADGES) for Native Communities Act would … Continue reading
Forensics: Politicians to blame. Audit details failures of DC’s Department of Forensic Sciences
An audit of D.C.’s Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS) found that the department failed to “operate as an independent part of the justice system.” — Read on http://www.fox5dc.com/news/audit-details-failures-of-dcs-department-of-forensic-sciences
#NamUs: 10 cold case murders that remain unsolved in Colorado
Thursday marks five years since Maggie Long was found dead in her home. To this day, her murder remains unsolved. In fact, there are hundreds of unsolved homicide cases in Colorado. — Read on kdvr.com/news/colorado-cold-cases/10-cold-case-murders-that-remain-unsolved-in-colorado/
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Forensics: Dirty Cops. Nearly 200 convictions linked to discredited NYPD cops dismissed at Manhattan DA’s request
Nearly 200 misdemeanor convictions tied to eight former New York Police Department officers who were themselves previously convicted of crimes have been vacated at the request of the Manhattan district attorney’s office. — Read on http://www.cnn.com/2022/11/19/us/manhattan-da-vacate-misdemeanor-convictions/index.html
Forensics: Clueless Acting head of Queensland forensics lab says she had no experience in DNA profiling, did not understand ‘urgent’ police concerns – ABC News
Lara Keller tells an inquiry into forensic DNA testing in Queensland that although she is a scientist by background, she had no experience in DNA profiling. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-24/queensland-dna-inquiry-forensics-lab-lara-keller/101569902
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/
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/
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