Last month, Mississippi officials cut ties with medical examiner Steven Hayne, whose forensic misconduct led to at least two wrongful convictions that have been overturned. In a post on the Reason Magazine blog yesterday, Radley Balko discusses a trove of documents showing that state officials knew about problems with Hayne’s work as long as 15 years ago, but did nothing about it.
Balko says he will roll out significant documents from this dossier over the coming days on the Reason blog.
Read more about the cases of Innocence Project clients
Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks, and the misconduct of Steven Hayne