Apr 20, 2015

Forensic lab 'errors' against criminal suspects spanned years, FBI admits

The FBI on Sunday admitted “errors” spanning several years in evidence provided in court by its forensic lab to help secure criminal convictions, including in death penalty cases. The admission follows a report by the Inspector General’s Office (OIG) last July probing “irregularities” by ...

Feb 3, 2015

Judge in Las Vegas: Evidence tainted in Web gambling case

A U.S. judge says undercover investigators were wrong to shut off Internet service and pose as repairmen to enter hotel rooms in a gambling probe. U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen in Las Vegas called for evidence to be thrown out in the case involving ...

Sep 25, 2014

Aichi cop confesses to throwing away criminal evidence

A police officer in Aichi Prefecture has confessed during questioning to dumping large volumes of items used as evidence in criminal cases. Officials in the Aichi Prefectural Police said Wednesday they are preparing to charge him with destruction of evidence. The unnamed officer, who ...