Faith in police sponsored labs

Before we place too much faith in police sponsored and monitored laboratories, here is a word of caution.

The New York State Police’s supervision of a crime laboratory was so poor that it overlooked evidence of pervasively shoddy forensics work, allowing an analyst to go undetected for 15 years as he falsified test results and compromised nearly one-third of his 322 cases, an investigation by the state’s inspector general has found.

New York Times reports.