TV News LIES

Tuesday, Nov 21st

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...


Bill Maher Disputes NY Post Story Accusing Al Franken of Groping Arianna Huffington

Bill Maher disputes NY Post photos of Al Franken and Arianna There is nothing Bill Maher hates more than people taking comedy too seriously. And that appears...

Terry Glenn, former NFL wide receiver, dies in car accident in Texas

Terry Glenn dies in car crash Former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn has died after getting into a car accident Monday morning...

Della Reese, 'Touched By An Angel' Star And Singer, Dies At 86

Della Reese dies at 86 Della Reese, a performer and pastor best known for her starring role on the CBS spiritual...

Eight women accuse Charlie Rose of sexually harassing and groping them

Charlie Rose addused by 8 women Eight women have come forward with disturbing allegations that longtime television host Charlie Rose exposed himself...
 
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!