Daily Archives: April 29, 2015

District could spend nearly $1 million for outside lab to test DNA evidence

helix10The District may have to pay as much as $1 million to an outside laboratory to test DNA evidence after two audits found that the city’s own testing procedures were inadequate, two city officials said Tuesday.

Senators Urge Action on FBI’s Use of Faulty Forensic Evidence

dna_justiceA group of Democratic senators on Tuesday urged action from the Justice Department and the FBI in response to a recent FBI study showing erroneous and invalid testimony in 96 percent of cases analyzed involving microscopic hair analysis.