FBI Admits Forensics Unit Lied for Decades, Provocateur Jailed for Stoki...





The Justice Department and FBI have released a statement formally acknowledging that for over two decades, every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit offered false testimony in almost every trial in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants.

In 2012, the Justice Department and the FBI launched a review of thousands of criminal cases in order to determine whether any defendants were wrongly convicted or deserved a new trial due to flawed forensic evidence. At the time, it was the most extensive post-conviction review ever done by the FBI. It included cases conducted by all FBI Laboratory hair and fiber examiners since as far back as 1985. The first results have now been released and what has been discovered has already resulted in the exoneration of four defendants, as the damage assessment starts throughout the country.

As reported by the Washington Post, of the 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far, according to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Innocence Project, which are assisting the government with the country’s largest post-conviction review of questioned forensic evidence.

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