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As Forensic Science Advances, Questions Arise About Past Evidence

In Laura C. Morel's article, "Evolving forensic science prompts new look at old convictions", an autopsy shows hidden injuries on the man's shoulders.  The public clerk was quickly identified as the attacker and eventually confessed to the murder of this man. The public clerk will be back in court this February to try and proveRead More »As Forensic Science Advances, Questions Arise About Past Evidence
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Detective Goes Too Far While Investigating Case

In Tom Jackman's article, "Detective violated law when searching teen in ‘sexting’ case, federal appeals court rules", Detective David E. Abbott Jr., lead investigator, was sued by Trey Sims in federal court after investigation of "sexting" goes too far. Two search warrants were issued, but after an uproar by the public the second warrant wasRead More »Detective Goes Too Far While Investigating Case
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Officer Sentenced with 20 Years After Shooting Unarmed Man

In Alan Blinder's article, "Michael Slager, Officer in Walter Scott Shooting, Gets 20-Year Sentence", a police officer was charged with murder after a video recorded on a cell phone was released to the public. The video showed an unarmed motorist being shot and killed. The police officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Judges foundRead More »Officer Sentenced with 20 Years After Shooting Unarmed Man