Harden Law Offices

104 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584 603.788.2080
2 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561 603.444.2084
199 Heater Road, Lebanon, NH 03766 603.448.3737

Monday, June 24, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

State Labs

 This is the latest state lab with issues.  This issue is reoccurring across the country. It affects real people's lives. The findings should be based on science but increasingly the police bias has corrupted the results.

Massachusetts has charged a former criminal analyst Anne Dookhan with tampering with evidence. A second Massachusetts analyst Sonja Farak is being prosecuted for falsifying  evidence. Now Colorado is coming forward with issues.

There have been problems in Houston, San Francisco, Santa Clara, North Carolina (Duane Deaver), FBI, Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas. 

A scientist should be independent of police agencies. In NH the forensic lab is run by the Department of Safety. The same department that contains the NH State Police and major crimes.

Labs and analysts need to be independent. As long as they are part of the prosecution team, justice will be denied. Liberty is too important to permit bias into the lab work.