faulty forensics, continued

A follow-up on last week’s post about the reliability of forensic crime scene evidence, today the Washington Post reports DOJ and the FBI are undertaking a broad review of forensic evidence. The Post reports:

The undertaking is the largest post-conviction review ever done by the FBI. It will include cases conducted by all FBI Laboratory hair and fiber examiners since at least 1985 and may reach earlier if records are available, people familiar with the process said.

The Post story also includes short videos profiling innocent men – Kirk Odom and Santae Tribble – who together spent half a century in prison wrongfully convicted based on faulty crime scene evidence.