Thousands imprisoned, some executed, based on false FBI lab reports

Barrickman, Nick
Date Written:  2014-07-31
Publisher:  World Socialist Web Site
Year Published:  2014
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16590

A major inquiry conducted by the US Justice Department (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has found hundreds instances in which FBI forensic units charged with gathering data on cases involving violent crimes provided false information. The doctored FBI lab reports led to the imprisonment of thousands of innocent people, some of whom were executed, according to a report in the Washington Post.

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