Press ReleaseJuly 30, 2014
NOPD again ordered to pay attorneys’ fees after withholding public recordsJuly 31, 2014
Report: ‘Irreversible harm’ when FBI didn’t reveal flawed lab work in death-row cases
Today in a major block busting article the Washington Post reported on the FBI Laboratory scandal:
The FBI began and inquiry into 2,600 convictions and 45 death-row cases from the 1980s and 1990s in which the FBI’s hair
and fiber unit reported a match to a crime-scene sample. The FBI found such egregious errors after it reviewed about 160 cases and found flawed forensic testimony , in virtually everyone of them, it stopped the review.
When the Department of Justice’s Inspector General discovered the F.B.I. cover-up he ordered the investigation to be reopened.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, called Wednesday’s findings “shocking” and criticized the FBI for “foot-dragging and resistance to accountability.”