April 28, 2003

HERE’S MORE ON AN INSTAPUNDIT STAPLE: scandalous problems at the FBI crime lab.

The AP reported this month that FBI lab technician Jacquelyn Blake quit while under investigation for failing to follow required scientific procedures while analyzing 103 DNA samples over the past couple of years, and a second lab employee was indicted for allegedly providing false testimony.

Inspector General Glenn Fine expanded the Blake inquiry to examine the FBI lab’s broader practices in DNA cases. The FBI has been cooperating, the government officials said.

I wonder how many people were wrongly convicted? I feel pretty sure that some have been.

Here is an oldy-but-goody post on this, and here is another.