Science Thursday – May 31, 2012


Blood evidence is mishandled in Indiana, an Ohio firearms examiner is fired for allegedly falsifying reports, and Canadian crime labs face similar budgetary challenges as their colleagues in the U.S. Here’s this week’s round up of forensic news:

Missteps in the collection and preservation of blood evidence by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in a high-profile case draws

intense scrutiny



Ohio firearms examiner

was dismissed for allegedly falsifying reports.

Canadian crime labs are facing

closure threats

as a result of budget pressures.

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