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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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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Man’s Death a Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside a Prison Van P. 3

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An opinion piece in the Fayetteville Observer poses some interesting questions about the death of a prison inmate, questions that investigators have yet to answer. The piece also offers some insight into the victim’s mental illness. We have been writing about the case in our last couple of posts; in that time, no one from
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The Capitol Police have investigated the matter. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s investigation continues, though the department has taken some action to address the problem. The State Bureau of Investigation is also investigating, though the agency has yet to release any information to the public. Disability Rights North Carolina will review the evidence
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There are so many questions about the March 12 death of a prisoner with significant mental illness and disabilities that a number of state agencies and a nonprofit advocacy organization are all investigating. The case garnered a good deal of attention at the time, but events this week may well have quashed any hope the
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