Scientists Say NYPD Forced Them To Fake DNA Tests

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Published on 13 Mar 2016, 14:00
Scientists say the NYPD has forced them to alter the results of many tests to favor the prosecution. Steve Oh, Wes Clark Jr., and Malcom Fleschner, hosts of the The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

"Scientists Shannon Morris, Melissa Lee and Kevin Rafferty are suing the crime lab that they were fired from at New York State police department. When the two tried to correct errors they saw in the lab, they say they were silenced and others retaliated against them because the errors were working out in their favor to garner more prosecutions.

The department was working to implement a computerized DNA analysis system called TrueAllele which would guarantee results of the tests are correct. But because of pressure from the police to get more convictions, the use of the system was scrapped.

Their attorney John Bailey explained, “there are people that are very pro-prosecution. They were putting pressure on scientists to reach conclusions that were not scientifically valid. That’s what my clients were objecting to.””*

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