News 05.09.07

Fingerprint errors found in Florida crime lab

Florida officials have found mistakes in fingerprint comparison by an expert at the Seminole County Sheriff’s crime lab that may have led to the conviction of innocent people, and the state lab is reviewing hundreds of cases in which the expert’s testimony was the sole evidence against a defendant.

"There could be the possibility of someone being imprisoned wrongly," said Chris White, head of the State Attorney's Office in Seminole.


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. (Orlando Sentinel, 5/4/07)

Backlogs have plagued Florida’s state labs in recent months,

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