Forensic Evidence May Tell the Wrong Story, Accuse the Wrong Person (p2)

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We are talking about forensic evidence and just how reliable it is. In Raleigh and every other city in the country, just a tiny piece of forensic evidence can lead to or clear criminal charges. The term “forensic evidence” carries a good deal of weight, because it implies that the evidence is based on scientific
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Forensic Evidence May Tell the Wrong Story, Accuse the Wrong Person

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For all of the problems with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation crime lab, we have seen only a few comments about the accuracy of the lab’s work. We have talked about evidence withheld from defense counsel and reports altered to favor the prosecution; we have talked about a lack of oversight of lab
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Durham Ballistics Lab in the Works Before Sbi Probe

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Durham has a lot of gun crime, according to the city’s police forensics manager. In the firearms lab at the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, gun and bullet evidence from Durham account for a full third of the agency’s workload. Processing the evidence, though, can take the SBI’s lab up to two years, holding
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