TV News LIES

Friday, May 26th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Review of FBI forensics does not extend to federally trained state, local examiners

Review of FBI forensics does not extend to federally trained state, local examiners

E-mail Print PDF

FBI labThousands of criminal cases at the state and local level may have relied on exaggerated testimony or false forensic evidence to convict defendants of murder, rape and other felonies.

The forensic experts in these cases were trained by the same elite FBI team whose members gave misleading court testimony about hair matches and later taught the local examiners to follow the same suspect practices, according to interviews and documents.

In July, the Justice Department announced a nationwide review of all cases handled by the FBI Laboratory’s hair and fibers unit before 2000 — at least 21,000 cases — to determine whether improper lab reports or testimony might have contributed to wrongful convictions.

But about three dozen FBI agents trained 600 to 1,000 state and local examiners to apply the same standards that have proved problematic.

None of the local cases is included in the federal review. As a result, legal experts say, although the federal inquiry is laudable, the number of flawed cases at the state and local levels could be even higher, and those are going uncorrected.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


'One of a kind' landslide buries part of California's iconic coastal highway

Iconic CA highway landslideA massive landslide buried a section of California's iconic Highway 1 in Big Sur, according to...

Texas will allow adoption agencies to reject parents on religious grounds

Texas adoption bill includes religious exemptionThe Texas Legislature passed a bill extending religious liberty protections to the child welfare system, which...

CA teacher cites Bible in letter to school paper, says gay people 'deserve to die'

San Luis Obispo HS teacher: Gays deserve to dieIn a letter to the student newspaper, a San Luis Obispo High School teacher quoted a...

Supreme Court ruling wipes out Republican-drawn House districts in N.C.

Supreme Court ruling wipes out NC redistrictingThe Supreme Court ruled Monday that racial considerations pervaded the way North Carolina lawmakers drew congressional...
 
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!