National Crime Lab Agency Proposed

Jun 10, 2010 @ 05:00 PM — by Myles L. Berman

As a result of corruption, incompetence and scientific fraud, the National Research Council of the National Academies have issued a report urging reform in the forensic science field for crime labs across the United States. Crime labs are routinely relied on in DUI / Drunk Driving prosecutions across the country. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers also supports the creation of an "independent science-based" federal agency. Crime lab "witnesses" are notoriously known for testifying in DUI / Drunk Driving cases favorably for the state with opinions that are at odds with numerous scientific studies and voluminous research. Taking crime labs away from police agencies and creating independent agencies may help innocent people from being convicted of crimes, including DUI / Drunk Driving.

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