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Hair Evidence Misused by the FBI, State Agencies

By May 24, 2017 No Comments

Minnesota Lawyer recently published an article on “flawed hair evidence” used in numerous U.S. trials in the past few decades. State crime labs as well as the FBI are now believed to have erred in how they treated certain types of hair analysis, and “[the] FBI, the New York-based Innocence Project and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers are examining nearly 3,000 cases nationwide in which the FBI may have misused microscopic hair comparison.” Defendant Richard Beranek of Wisconsin is just one of the many who hope for new trials because of this flawed evidence used to convict them.