News 10.16.07

Group calls for investigation of Washington lab

A criminal defense organization today called on Washington State’s Forensic Investigations Council to review alleged misconduct in the Washington State Patrol’s crime labs. The Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) urged the council in a letter today to examine possible problems in lab testing during the tenure of toxicology lab manager Ann Marie Gordon, who resigned in July after the allegations were made public. The group is also questioning the testimony of a ballistics analyst in a number of cases.


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. (The Olympian, 10/16/07)

WACDL’s president-elect called for a thorough review of the lab’s work in a statement today:

“We want to ensure that innocent people are not imprisoned, and that people who have committed crimes are brought to justice. Accurate forensic work is essential to the fair administration of the law,” said Bill Bowman, president-elect of the Washington State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL).


Read the WACDL press release here

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  1. Edward Hills says:

    I was sentence to 16 years and 3 months for allegedly driving under the influence of 1.6ng/ml of THC, vehicular homicide, and vehicular assault. I never ran a red light and was never under the influence of THC. I was railroaded because I was and still am poor. I am still fighting my case and need help. Ann M. Gordon did not sign my Tox Report and it was submitted into evidence as Exhibit 28. I have never been contacted by anyone regarding these findings. Can I get your assistance in bring my case to the media please.

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