Houston PD Crime Lab, an oh too common topic on this website, is under the cross-hairs of it’s own city council. They are looking to yank the crime lab out of the police department because police chiefs aren’t scientists and not qualified to run a laboratory — good point!
The Houston Police Department’s beleaguered crime lab took
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If multiple police scientists and a supervisor (now working to oversee breath testers) don’t believe breath results are reliable, why is the prosecution even moving forward with cases?
A former HPD crime lab supervisor testified today that she and two other scientists quit because they could not trust the integrity of results from several mobile breath-testing vans.
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This is the problem with situations where labs screw things up, like consuming all the evidence available for analysis.
It must have been a hard call for the Judge. No one wants to see a child rapist potentially set free, but in this country everyone is supposed to have their rights protected.
“This is what we had
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After being closed, the Houston PD crime laboratory is back open. Police chief Harold Hurtt wrote an article for a local newspaper discussing what happened to cause the lab to close, and what’s happened since then.
In the interests of fairness in future reporting, distinction should and must be made between past practices and current practices.
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