allegedly ignored protocols and faked drug test results
nstall protocols to avoid possible scandals
that plague other crime labs around the country. Such protocols include blind case reviews, instituting an ombudsman, and automatic retesting of a certain percentage of evidence samples.
questions persist about blood-alcohol content (BAC) testing results
from a Colorado state lab. Though the results can vary greatly, the lab does not provide an error range. Seventeen hundred cases were retested earlier in the year due to a technician’s improper operation of lab equipment.
reduce the backlog of rape kit testing
. The county approved spending $7 million for the facility earlier in the year.
forensic pathologist from Mississippi is being reviewed
in order to determine the accuracy of his claims about his lack of certification by the American Board of Pathology.