Monday, May 16, 2011

USACIL Problems Go Beyond Mills, McClatchy Reports

The main laboratory that tests evidence for military investigations was rocked by scandal about 5 years ago when a DNA analyst, Phillip Mills, was found to have performed shoddy work and lied about his testing, leading to the exoneration of some military members wrongfully convicted of sexual assaults.  Now, a couple of reporters for McClatchy Newspapers reveal additional issues concerning a firearms analyst and a fingerprint analyst whose work involved investigating crimes up to murder.  McClatchy also has a link to the 5-year-old Brady notice for Michael Brooks, the firearms examiner. 

It sounds like it's time for an additional housecleaning investigation at USACIL, as the Senate Committee on the Judiciary has urged.