SBI Independence Addressed In, Of All Things, A Budget Bill

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The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation may move from the Department of Justice to the governor’s office. If you recall from past posts, one of the criticisms of the SBI — especially following the News & Observer’s report about the questionable practices in the crime lab’s handling of evidence — has been that it
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SBI Relives Its Unflattering Past As Former Agent Fights For Job P4

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We are returning to the story about the former North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation employee and his lawsuit alleging the SBI fired him without cause. Duane Deaver, a crime lab analyst, claimed that he was merely a scapegoat for the agency after the lab’s improper and questionable practices came to light. Deaver lost his
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Sbi Relives Its Unflattering Past As Former Agent Fights for Job P3

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We are continuing our discussion a lawsuit filed by a former analyst for the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab. The analyst, Duane Deaver, was linked to a number of cases that independent reviewers found problems with. The SBI fired him, and he now claims he was a scapegoat; he wants his job
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Sbi Relives Its Unflattering Past As Former Agent Fights for Job P2

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The Raleigh News & Observer won a national award for its investigative report about the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab. The multi-part story, published in 2010, was riveting, and it led to major changes at the SBI. An independent review of the crime lab’s work followed the News & Observer series, and
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SBI Relives Its Unflattering Past As Former Agent Fights For Job

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It isn’t quite a “just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water” situation, but chances are the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was hoping that the ugly allegations and close scrutiny of crime lab practices were fading from memory. A hearing earlier in April dredged it all up again,
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