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COLUMBUS POLICE DEPARTMENT DNA ISSUE

  Columbus Police To Review 3,000 DNA Test Results If the article in the link above is accurate, the problem is that reports were issued in which associations were made between DNA on items of evidence and DNA of individuals with no statistic to indicate the significance of that association. This is like receiving a voicemail […]

PART 2-DNA TESTING IN THE TRAYVON MARTIN/GEORGE ZIMMERMAN CASE

PART 2-DNA TESTING IN THE TRAYVON MARTIN/GEORGE ZIMMERMAN CASE

After my initial post on the case back in October, I was alerted to additional DNA notes and reports available online: http://www.cfnews13.com/content/dam/news/static/cfnews13/documents/2012/09/GZ-FLDE-bio-evidence-2-0919.pdf Below is a page of the evidence screening notes for the dark gray hooded sweatshirt belonging to Trayvon Martin. The analyst describes a sealed brown paper bag containing an unsealed red “biohazardous” bag […]

UNDERSTANDING FORENSIC DNA REPORTS IN CRIMINAL CASES

My friend and recent DNA Interview Series guest, Anjali B. Dooley (anjalilawoffice.com, sidebartv.com) and I have been discussing the intersection of attorneys and experts.  We have decided to do a collaboratorive posting about understanding DNA reports  in criminal cases.  Based on the material I have posted here, she will be offering additional commentary and questions […]

An Interview with Jared Bradley, President/CEO at M-Vac Systems, Inc.

    MBA:  What does M-Vac Systems, Inc. (MSI) specialize in? MSI specializes in wet-vacuum surface sampling.  In forensics terms, DNA material collection, especially touch DNA and collection from porous or rough surfaces like fabrics, rock or cement.  We manufacture and supply the M-Vac System and provide the on-site training and certification for using it. […]

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