Category Archives: US Crime labs

Forensics: Fingerprints looking into mistake prevention and cognitive safeguards. Good info for all CSI types.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC7237548/pdf/41235_2020_Article_223.pdf

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Forensics: ‘“Nobody will tell me the truth’ | Man’s death pinned on cougar attack; wildlife experts say there’s no way

Sounds about right for TX. Texas Rangers, a justice of the peace, a Sheriff, medical examiner chaos, and evidence rotting in the storage locker. The Texarkana Gazette is the premier source for local news and sports in Texarkana and the … Continue reading

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Forensics: UK review of 9 years after the FSS shutdown. The Risks of Doing Forensics on the Cheap

The Risks of Doing Forensics on the Cheap | The Crime Report — Read on thecrimereport.org/2021/09/22/the-perils-of-doing-forensics-on-the-cheap/

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Forensics: Fingerprint error rate on close non‐matches

Bursting a major fingerprint fallacy of infallibility. Fingerprint error rates. — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/1556-4029.14580

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Forensics: OMG. Here’s what to know about the recently revealed deletion of Dallas police evidence files

Last week brought a barrage of troubling news for Dallas City Hall, starting Wednesday when District Attorney John Creuzot notified defense lawyers that… — Read on http://www.dallasnews.com/news/courts/2021/08/15/heres-what-to-know-about-the-recently-revealed-deletion-of-dallas-police-evidence-files/

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Forensics: Undisclosed Baltimore firearms examiner botched work, police confirm, leaving months of evidence unusable

Nine months worth of work by a veteran Baltimore Police crime lab firearm’s examiner has been compromised and can not be used for analysis, the department confirmed this week. — Read on http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-prem-md-ci-cr-lab-firearms-audit-20210813-ya4xdkhhybf6plwgmeiuyh4xbq-story.html

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Forensics: Thousands of Baltimore crime scene fingerprints are never processed, as police supervisor says lab is always in ‘triage mode’

More police-controlled crime lab problems. Experts say backlogs are not uncommon in big cities, with police departments forced to prioritize due to a lack of funds. But a Baltimore Police Department crime lab supervisor says city police don’t acknowledge the … Continue reading

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Forensics: Despite USDOJ claim of ballistics “quasi-science,”Auditor to review DC ballistic crime lab’s compliance with 2011 law creating independent forensic agency

The troubled D.C. crime lab is getting another probing: This time by the Office of the D.C. Auditor. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2021/08/auditor-to-review-dc-crime-labs-compliance-with-2011-law-creating-independent-forensic-agency/

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Forensics: US Courts and Prosecutors recent history of resisting forensic reforms.

http://www.law360.com/articles/1261492/why-courts-still-lag-behind-on-forensic-science

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Forensics: A bad day: Medical Examiner’s Office chief toxicologist faces criminal probe with potential legal ramifications in years of cases

Gary Kunsman, the chief toxicologist for the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office, is under investigation for the alleged theft of a controlled substance and evidence tampering. — Read on http://www.local10.com/news/local/2021/07/29/chief-toxicologist-at-broward-medical-examiners-office-under-criminal-investigation/

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