California and New York District Attorneys confront the release of memos criticizing forensic analysis and a Minnesota County investigates its medical examiner. Here’s a roundup of this week’s forensics news:
Candidates for San Francisco District Attorney
are calling for the release of a memo
in the District Attorney’s Office criticizing the misleading nature of a DNA analyst’s report.
A state law enforcement official located
a 2008 letter
addressed to several Nassau County officials that described problems at the Nassau County Crime Laboratory two years before officials acknowledged learning of the problems.
A Minnesota County is investigating alleged false testimony from a private contractor who has served as medical examiner.
The El Paso Police Crime Laboratory remains on probation but
has been given clearance to conduct drug tests