In an interesting turn of events former San Francisco criminalist, Deborah Madden, has been brought up on federal charges, even after the state opted to not press charges (SFGate).
Apparently there is a limit to what even government employees can get away with, in that crazy San Francisco.
Madden, 61, who has not been jailed on the charge,
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After all this time the investigation into the theft of drug evidence by ex-San Francisco Crime Lab analyst Deborah Madden is finally over. After hundreds of cases had to be dismissed, and the city has paid $1.8 million a year to outsource laboratory work, Ms. Madden only has to go to rehab and pay $300 in
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File in the “Only in California” file. San Francisco PD just can’t catch a break. They are now delivering drugs to users.
The headline sounds incredible, but it’s true — the San Francisco Police Department delivered illegal drugs to a crime lab technician. Debbie Madden got those drugs while she was under investigation for possible
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No word on who “they” are, but the Police Chief in San Francisco vows police officials responsible for allowing the conditions that allowed for the recent drug lab fiasco will be held accountable.
San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon says negligence by some police officials is partly to blame for a drug scandal at the city’s crime lab.
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Remember when a San Francisco Judge chastised the San Francisco prosecutor’s office for now disclosing the criminal/un-professional behavior of lab analyst Deborah Madden?
District Attorney Kamala Harris response was to accuse the judge of being biased. How dare a judge not back-up the prosecutor’s office complicity in covering up the crime lab fiasco!
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