Sbi Inquiry Continues – Das Join Defense Attorneys Insisting on Independent Audit

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The beleaguered State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) crime lab has lost a valuable ally following the recent investigation into sloppy, if not fraudulent, procedures. The North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys (NCCDA) has asked for a thorough investigation of all issues in every area of the lab. The NCCDA joins a long list of critics and
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Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges During Traffic Stop

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Most of the time, people are not arrested for drug charges during a police drug bust or sting operation. Instead, many people who are charged with drug possession or trafficking are arrested after police pull them over on the road. On Monday, August 24, North Carolina police arrested Raphael Walters Rogers for drug trafficking after
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North Carolina Governor Launches Annual “booze It & Lose It” Campaign

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As summer winds down and Labor Day looms, North Carolina drivers are seeing more police and state troopers on the roads. Checkpoints have also sprung up across the state as the annual Booze It & Lose It campaign got underway last Friday, August 20. The initiative will run through Labor Day. Sponsored by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program
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South Carolina Mother Confesses to Killing Her Sons

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Shaquan Duley, a resident of South Carolina, confessed to murdering her two young sons. The boys were 18 months and 2 years old when their mother allegedly suffocated them by holding her hand over their mouths until they stopped breathing. She then placed their bodies in her car and claimed that they drowned when the
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Sbi Analyst, You’re No Abby Sciuto (part 2)

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The investigative report in a Raleigh newspaper last week caught the attention of criminal defense attorneys across North Carolina. The series highlighted some critical shortcomings — and sparked some changes — at the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) crime lab. Fans of the television show “NCIS” know that crack forensic scientist Abby Sciuto has credentials as impressive
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