Category Archives: police crime labs
Wisconsin man exonerated and released from prison after 24 years after Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office found lab analyst made errors in original 1992 DNA analysis report (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) A new study shows that PredPol, a predictive policing software … Continue reading
A former D.C. public defender has written an Op-Ed on Counterpunch.org titled, “Corrupted Evidence: How the Department of Justice is Blocking Forensic Evidence Reform” “Junk Science? —Legal Experts Slam Reliability of Much Forensic Evidence in Criminal Trials” (Ground Report) Thanks … Continue reading
“No preset rules in DNA Forensics”: examples of errors and doubts in DNA casework that juries must tackle.
This does not read like CSI Miami. Wait, that one got cancelled. Thank you Jesus. “A 2013 survey by the National Institute of Standards and Technology asked analysts from 108 labs to look at a three-person mixture and determine if … Continue reading
Internal personnel discipline in a state’s # Forensics crime lab is revealed with some names included.
A view into how a state’s DOJ crime lab disciplines itself. It seems appropriate considering the facts given in this article.
This is a great piece which echoes others involved in forensic science reform. One statement rings true regarding juries/judges having to interpret exaggerating and conflicting experts. m.thestar.com/#/article/news/crime/2015/06/12/why-its-so-hard-to-keep-bad-forensics-out-of-the-courtroom.html?referrer=http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FGmxX8xrGfu
SF Police Chief Loses a $2M grant for rape kits. His Crime lab is “maxed out.” Plus Murder around the world.
S.F. Police Chief Greg Suhr during a news conference speaks about an audit of the crime lab’s DNA unit, which has come under fire for faking results, as well as other police misconduct, at the Hall of Justice, Friday, April … Continue reading
Old Convictions, New Science Texas tackles debunked forensics. This legislative process in Texas reflects how the monolithic (i.e huge) US criminal justice system “repairs” itself. I use the word “repair” very loosely in that people have to be injured, killed … Continue reading
Having already blogged on DC lab director Max Houck getting axed by a combination of a DA and the mayor, this open statement by Jay Seigel confirms the battle royale happening between this independent crime lab and local power brokers. … Continue reading
This company’s PR article tries to calm concerns about DNA-17 results which requires adjunct software to unravel what is called “background” DNA. This issue is directly related to the Washington DC crime lab (and earlier here) credentialing suspension three weeks ago. … Continue reading