Steve O’Dell has been in the news more than any other employee of the Phoenix Police Department Crime Lab in recent years. What’s different about him, is that those articles have been reporting something positive. Mr. O’Dell is credited with modernizing the crime scene processing capabilities of the lab, and more impressively, guiding the
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An article in the Arizona Republic indicates the prior accusations relating to the quality of work performed at the Phoenix PD Crime Lab is more politically motivated, based on a union trying to keep a group of employees from leaving.
A Phoenix labor-relations board is scheduled to hear testimony Wednesday from police crime-lab employees after the
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Criminal defense attorneys are going to love this. Anytime you have a situation where evidence is mishandled, it questions the reliability of forensic test results. Apparently the Phoenix Police Department is investigating claims that crime lab staff left evidence behind at crime scenes, and threw away fingerprint evidence.
PHOENIX — CBS 5 News obtained sworn affidavits by
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