Thursday, April 23, 2015

FBI overstated hair matches: (8) (The Emperor's Clothes) Florida reported to have Has highest number of cases affected by faulty FBI hair analysis; "But it's not clear why so many cases have come from Florida. And the two organizations that have criticized the FBI on the mistake – the Innocence Project and the NACDL – are keeping quiet about the Florida cases for now." New Times Broward-Palm Beach makes an important point: "This is not the first time the FBI has had to stop aspects of its forensic evidence. In 2005, the FBI announced it would no longer rely on bullet lead analysis after it proved to be faulty in several cases. At least three people were exonerated after the evidence was proven to be false."