Saturday, May 23, 2015
Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Gives False Testimony Cases Defense
Scientific or forensic evidence are usually reliable most of the time—or at least it should be. However, this was apparently not the case when it came to the FBI’s hair analysis process. According to the Washington Post, “The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.” 268 trials were reviewed and revealed that in a whopping 95 percent of those trials, 26 out of 28 examiners have overstated forensic matches so that it heavily favored the prosecutors. This means that, most likely, there were truly innocent people that were convicted and sent to prison with the help of these false testimonies.