Archive for July 2016

BSO stops DNA evidence testing

July 8, 2016


A former forensics analyst for Massachusetts who now works as a private consultant, lodged a complaint against the Broward Sheriff’s Office crime lab with the national organization that accredits crime labs. The analyst, Tiffany Roy, was hired to review DNA evidence found on a knife handle.  Her complaint stated, that she had “serious concerns” about the methods used by the lab and that the “approach they are using now is biased.”  The accrediting organization,  the American Society of Crime Lab Directors, issued its conclusions in April that supported Ms. Roy’s complaints. BSO has appealed those conclusions. As a result, BSO has suspended the testing of certain DNA evidence and have begun notifying defendant’s and defense attorneys in cases that might be effected by the complaint.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime involving DNA evidence, call Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Gary Cole, 954-462-4600.