Minor error in evidence analysis not a hindrance to proper investigation – medical examiner

The medical examiner’s office in Dallas County, Texas has recently announced that disclosure of an error in evidence analysis that was committed five years ago will not hamper the proper analysis of other criminal cases.

A trial for someone who had been caught driving while intoxicated was re-set on Thursday, November 3 after a foreign chemist for the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences self-reported sometime in the last week of October that there had been an occurrence of a “sample switching” back in 2012 in regards to the case.

Dr. Jeffrey Barnard assuaged the anxiety of local residents by saying the “sample switching” incident in 2012 had already been addressed. Defense attorneys have cited their own frustration, saying such problems hurt their client’s.

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