Saturday, August 27, 2005

An Example of Source Uncertainty

NYTimes Online, Associated Press (August 27, 2005):
Hundreds of cases dating back a decade or more may hang in the balance if investigators confirm that a civilian forensic examiner at the Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory falsified DNA test results.

The examiner on June 2 admitted making a false entry on a control sample used during one DNA examination, the Army Criminal Investigation Command, or CID, disclosed Friday.

The lab, at Fort Gillem, Ga., is now reviewing 479 or more cases the accused examiner has worked on since he began in 1995, the CID said.

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