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.”
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