Nationally recognized boston criminal defense attorney kevin j mahoney explains how the crime lab scandal continues to widen. Army slow to act as crime-lab worker falsified, botched tests marisa taylor and michael doyle - mcclatchy crime-lab worker's errors cast doubt on military the military just wanted to make the mills scandal go away as quickly and conveniently as possible, said attorney. Dr frederic whitehurst knows a thing or two about fbi lab scandals as a supervisory special agent and noted forensic scientist, he began complaining to his federal supervisors more than 25 years ago about shoddy policies and practices within the vaunted crime lab then, in the mid-1990s, he. Misconduct by a chemist in the massachusetts state crime lab could impact up to 34,000 cases from the past 10 years earlier this year, the massachusetts state police conducted an investigation that focused on chemist anna dookhan the investigation revealed that dookhan failed to follow.
Oregon state police crime lab under investigation over former clackamas analyst's work updated on march 10 authorities are investigating a third oregon state police crime lab after they say a former clackamas lab analyst missed drugs or other substances in urine he tested. Crime lab & forensic scandals federal 2012 - fbi testimony on microscopic hair comparison found to be unreliable, starting a review of more than 21,000 cases handled before 2000. Among her extracurricular crime lab activities submission: crime lab scandals just keep getting worse yet despite the review of the crime lab's procedures that followed this scandal. San francisco the first hint of scandal at the san francisco crime lab came in december when officials received a tip that a technician might be stealing cocaine used as evidence. Five years ago, massachusetts drug lab chemist annie dookhan was caught faking results that led to tuesday's dismissal of over 21,000 convictions. (cbs news) massachusetts authorities are warning of a possible crime wave because of a scandal in a state crime lab hundreds of convictions have been thrown out because the evidence was probably tainted mass lab scandal: nearly 200 prisoners released as result of allegedly faked drug test results.
A forensics expert for the north carolina state bureau of investigation three-year scandal that has badly battered the credibility of north carolina's criminal justice system an independent audit completed in 2010 found that agents at the state crime lab. How can america fix its crime labs author: pacific standard staff publish date: may 6 a department of public safety crime lab employee compromised crime laboratories are a national scandal that can't be set straight until the labs are independent of law enforcement. As the criminal investigation into osp bend crime lab analyst nika larsen continues, some experts are calling for an overhaul of forensic science labs across the state, newschannel 21's wanda moore reports. Earlier this year, i wrote about a sprawling prosecutorial scandal in orange county, california, involving a long-standing program of secret jailhouse. The police crime laboratory in houston, already reeling from a scandal that has led to retesting of evidence in 360 cases, now faces a much larger crisis that could involve many thousands of cases over 25 years six independent forensic scientists, in a report to be filed in a houston.
Massachusetts, which has already seen thousands of convictions overturned due to a crime-lab analyst faking the results of drug tests, looks to be in the midst of another forensics nightmare the head of a state crime lab office was fired monday after investigators found that staff withheld. Massachusetts' top court ruled on wednesday that the state shares blame for thousands of drug convictions tainted by crime lab chemist annie dookhan, who admitted to faking test results over nearly a decade. Crime labs still in crisis loaded on april 9 began overturning convictions due to a scandal at an accredited crime lab in houston operated by the texas department of public safety according to a report by the state's forensic science commission.
Fbi laboratory criminal justice information services (cjis) watergate scandal joseph leo gormley, forensic scientist, for expert testimony significant operations: cointelpro special intelligence the lab generally enjoys the reputation as the premier crime lab in the united states. The fbi's vaunted crime lab is a scandal of atrocious forensic science its junk science permeates the us criminal justice system as it bogus findings routinely punish the innocent and set the guilty free, affecting thousands of lives in the process by john f kelly and phillip k wearne. Crime is slate's new crime blog like us on facebook, and follow us on twitter @slatecrime on monday, i wrote about two recent high-profile cases in w.