Category Archives: police custody deaths

Forensics: Looking for reparations for police misconduct, Wrongful Conviction Lawyers Target Insurance Groups

The approach has forced insurers to pay more than $217 million in the last two decades. — Read on thecrimereport.org/2022/06/21/wrongful-conviction-lawyers-target-insurance-groups/

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Forensics: Offers free autopsy services to families of US citizens dying in police custody. AUTOPSY INITIATIVE | Know Your Rights

AUTOPSY INITIATIVE | Know Your Rights — Read on http://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/autopsyinitiative

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Forensics: Review of custody deaths in US govt run Native prisons. 20 deaths in 5 years. Problem: Ex-cop is the reviewer.

http://www.npr.org/2022/02/09/1078887784/interior-department-hires-former-top-cop-to-review-jail-deaths-on-his-watchThis

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Forensics: Why victims don’t call the police. The American racial divide in fear of the police

The American racial divide in fear of the police – Pickett – – Criminology – Wiley Online Library — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1745-9125.12298

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Forensic Pathology: Expert Chauvin Defense Witness Faces Lawsuit Over Death of Black Teenager in Police Custody

Expect the “excited delerium” cliche to be heavily misused. “Positional asphyxia” from the back and neck compression, and resulting oxygen deprivation (hypoxia) are the causes of George Floyd’s cardiac arrythmia death. David Fowler, Maryland’s former chief medical examiner, is being … Continue reading

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Forensics: “Excited delerium” strategy in the #GeorgeFloyd trial. It a common police tactic in custody deaths. Here are the medical facts.

csidds.com/2016/05/22/looking-at-law-enforcements-excited-delirium-syndrome-deaths-from-a-medical-perspective/

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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: Locards paradigm rebuffed. Forensic research proves that textile fibres can be transferred between clothing in the absence of contact

Fibers transfer without contact. LCN (low cell number) DNA needs similar studies. Forensic research proves that textile fibres can be transferred between clothing in the absence of contact — Read on phys.org/news/2020-08-forensic-textile-fibres-absence-contact.html

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Forensics: Undercounting Those Killed by the N.Y.P.D. – The New York Times

Here’s where forensics and politics show their dark-side. Who has the final say? Read on….. A never-released report shows that the number of people killed by police activity in New York is more than twice what has been reported. — … Continue reading

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Forensics: Cops at the Floyd death scene discussed ‘excited delerium’ as an excuse.

They absolutely were looking for a way out to defend themselves against a wrongful death prosecution. This new article goes into why that is bs. The Two Autopsies Of George Floyd Aren’t As Different As They Seem

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