FBI admits to routinely giving flawed forensic evidence in death penalty cases

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

In the latest example of how abusive our government has become, the Justice Department and FBI have admitted recently that its forensic analysts lied repeatedly, over decades, about evidence, in order to help federal prosecutors win convictions.

As reported by The Washington Post, both entities “formally acknowledged” that almost all the examiners in an elite FBI forensic division provided false testimony in nearly every trial in which they were called to offer evidence against criminal defendants throughout at 20-year period prior to 2000.

Hundreds of flawed cases already found

The paper further reported:

Of 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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