Come on guys, this is easy stuff. They aren’t even in trouble for doing shoddy work — they are in trouble for poor record keeping it seems. The question is if the lack of proper records is an oversight, laziness, or a deliberate attempt to prevent defense attorneys from discovering potentially exculpatory evidence.
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The fact that a mistake was made isn’t that important for the lab. What is important is the way a lab handles the problem. There should be documentation regarding what happened, who found out about the error, what steps were made to correct the error, what sample(s) were effected by the error, and what
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During a re-accreditation attempt by the Houston PD crime lab with ASCLD-LAB (Association of Crime Laboratory Directors — Laboratory Accreditation Board), the external auditors found problems:
The department said it identified several problems including insufficient staffing, lack of proper supervisory review, inadequate quality control/quality assurance protocols, technical competence inconsistent with industry standards, insufficient training and inadequate standard
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