Flawed Hair Samples Leads to a Review of Cases Dating Back to 1985

 

In a recent Wall Street Journal Law Blog Posting written by Chad Bray entitled:DOJ Reviewing Historic Hair and Fiber Cases for Flawed Work, The U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are reviewing thousands of historical criminal cases, including cases handled by the FBI Laboratory dating back to at least 1985, to determine if possible flawed hair and fiber evidence may have led to a conviction.  The Innocence Project is partnering with the Justice Department to provide an independent, third-party assessment of DOJ’s findings.