Why Closing the Forensic Commission Hurts Crime Victims
The Crime Report
April 19, 2017

“A Boston crime lab recently reversed 23,000 drug convictions because a single analyst simply made up results without conducting drug tests.  [Ed. Note: Prosecutors in Massachussetts, as a result, this week agreed to drop the cases.] Houston, Portland, and Las Vegas are wrestling with hundreds of flawed convictions based on unreliable field drug tests.  Crime labs in Detroit, Austin, San Francisco, Washington DC, and elsewhere have been shut down or restructured due to repeated violations of scientific best practices.”

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