Tag Archives: FBI Crime Lab

“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

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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

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Efforts to rid court system of outdated and flawed forensic “expertise”

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

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Forensics: What’s the world coming to? Now the FBI is saying their DNA lab calculations since 1999 are incorrect?

The tainted atmosphere surrounding forensic science in general and specifically in regards to the devastating FBI faux pas from their elite hair people is still bouncing around the media-verse. With that still happening,  the FBI now says their DNA population … Continue reading

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Testimony of an FBI hair analyst

Nothing cuts through the current hyperbole of forensic science reform debates and counter debates than reading what the “elite” of the FBI hair comparison people actually said in US courtrooms. The following is testimonial evidence from an actual case. Things … Continue reading

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The Forensic Science Weekly: The strange, disturbing and “appalling.”

When the “elite” of the FBI fall from “grace.” Op-ed. I might also used the term “arrogant.” A recent news release states a new law enforcement think-tank-forensic-institute will “shore-up” hair comparisons and bitemarks.” This totally ignores the physical limitations of hair … Continue reading

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Forensics: Conference makes demands that FBI correct its crime lab mistakes | US Senator Blumenthal and Henry Lee video

Read and view video of this Connecticut conference. Blumenthal “chilled and appalled.” Read more.  

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Politicos start talking about flawed forensic sciences

Five US Senators weigh into flawed forensic methods exemplified by the FBI hair comparison fiasco. More. US Senate hearing on backlogged rape kits. $1B spent so far over ten years, the end is still not in sight. More.  Sweat from … Continue reading

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Forensics: More disputes within another DNA crime lab | Its police managers vs lab scientists again

Nothing describes the police/forensic science interface better than this short article primarily about the reinstatement of a lab technician after taking responsibility for leaking a DNA proficiency test to 12 other colleagues. These same 12 still remain suspended. After that … Continue reading

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FORENSIC TESTIMONY | Bitemark reliability testing: See the real cases |FORENSIC EVIDENCE

A previous blog from CSI DDS stated that poor bite mark reliability (how often experts agree) is proof of the suspect nature of the outdated methods stubbornly maintained by leaders of the ABFO. Their opposition to review of its membership’s … Continue reading

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