The houston police department, it turned out, doesn't have a shocking 4,000 rape kits languishing untested in its property room the number is actually closer to 7,000. 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. The state police moved to fire two forensic scientists implicated in an alleged cheating scandal at the agency's crime laboratory as district attorneys deal with the fallout of a lingering internal investigation that has sidelined a dozen dna analysts. The ongoing scandal at the crime lab in austin could affect more than 2,000 cases: travis county prosecutors as early as friday will begin notifying about 2,200 people convicted of crimes — including people in prison for murder and rape — that forensic evidence in their cases might have been.
Lab scandals have called thousands of convictions into question can a new justice department plan help. (cbs news) boston - massachusetts officials continue to scramble this weekend with a crime lab scandal that puts more than 1,000 convictions in doubt. 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. 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 state court.
Raleigh, nc — attorney general roy cooper wasted little time last month in responding to an attack on his record managing the north carolina state crime lab, which was plagued by scandal during the first half of his tenure and still experiences long processing times for certain cases cooper, a. Evidence of corruption in the crime laboratory has led a deschutes county prosecutor to oregon district attorney reviewing convictions in crime-lab scandal. Having come under fire for his orange county crime lab rendering conflicting, pro-prosecution forensic-science testimony that separate murder trial juries unwittingly accepted, director bruce houlihan launched a two-prong strategy: deny any wrongdoing to a news reporter, then dodge questions from the attorney who discovered the scandal.
Csi is a lie america's forensic already reeling from a scandal that has led to retesting of evidence in 360 cases crime lab analysts and medical examiners. Crime lab scandals abound, where analysts were routinely falsifying scientific results in order to secure convictions yet, their victims remain in prison. 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.
Oregon state police crime lab under investigation over former clackamas analyst's the analyst worked at the bend state police crime lab and previously the state's. It turned out that a lab technician had swapped the sample provided by his client with blood taken from the crime scene the sbi crime lab scandal the crime lab. Nc crime lab takes steps to ease caseloads but funding woes remain the north carolina state crime laboratory has taken steps to help clear a backlog of evidence.
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A scandal in a massachusetts crime lab continues to reverberate throughout the state's legal system several months ago, annie dookhan, a former chemist in a state crime lab, told police that she messed up big time dookhan now stands accused of falsifying test results in as many as 34,000 cases as. The north carolina crime lab scandal by paul c giannelli g regory taylor was the first person freed by the north carolina innocence inqui-ry commission. (817) 993-9249 a crime lab scandal has the potential to wreck a criminal case when the problem rises to the level of a due process violation.Download