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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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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Csi: Nc Sbi — is State’s Crime Lab Anti-defendant? (part 1)

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In an investigative series published this week, a Raleigh newspaper has detailed some disturbing practices at the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI). The findings are no surprise to many North Carolina criminal defense attorneys or their clients. They have known for some time that the SBI crime lab is on the prosecutor’s team and, as such, isn’t quite
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