TV News LIES

Friday, Nov 28th

Last update05:27:24 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) FBI to review thousands of old cases for contaminated evidence

FBI to review thousands of old cases for contaminated evidence

E-mail Print PDF

Frederic WhitehurstAfter the first World Trade Center bombing, Whitehurst testified that supervisors pressured him to concoct misleading scientific reports.


 

Months after the Washington Post revealed that lab technicians at the FBI mishandled evidence, resulting in at least three wrongful convictions, the Department of Justice has announced it will review of thousands of old cases.

A reporter at the Post had been working on a story about Donald Gates, a D.C. man released after DNA evidence proved his innocence, when he learned about Frederic Whitehurst (pictured), an FBI lab chemist who blew the whistle on the FBI Laboratory in the mid-1990s. Whitehurst said he watched colleagues contaminate evidence and, in court, overstate the significance of their matches.

After the first World Trade Center bombing, Whitehurst testified that supervisors pressured him to concoct misleading scientific reports. When he refused to testify that a urea nitrate bomb had been the source of the explosion, the FBI found another lab technician to testify.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Cleveland video shows police shot boy within seconds

Cleveland shooting videoCleveland officials on Wednesday released a video of the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy...

Marissa Alexander agrees to plea deal in 'stand your ground' case

marissa alexanderA Florida woman who once had been sentenced to 20 years in a case that invoked...

New Sanctuary Movement Seeks to Protect Undocumented Immigrants

Sanctuary movementWhen President Obama went before the American people to say that he was issuing an executive...

A Landmark Retail Workers 'Bill of Rights' Passes Unanimously In San Francisco

retail workers bill of rightsAmid growing concern over erratic work schedules, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!