Through reporting over the past month, SF Weekly has uncovered multiple instances of scientifically and ethically questionable conduct by DNA analysts at the San Francisco Police Department Crime Laboratory. Our findings focus on two lapses in particular: the destruction of records of a potential ... More >>
Records of bungle in 2008 case were destroyed, investigation findsA forensics analyst's error that resulted in a mix-up of DNA samples, reportedly in a homicide case, has been concealed by officials at the San Francisco Police Department crime lab for close to two years, SF Weekly has learned.
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SFPD's DNA lab has a 400-case backlog.For years, San Francisco's DNA lab has been operating under a serious backlog. Now, as the police department finally considers outsourcing its genetic testing, the civilian manager of the DNA lab, Matt Gabriel, has resigned. The position will remain unfilled, ... More >>
Crime lab supervisor Matt Gabriel giving the media a tourSan Francisco's bedraggled crime lab took another hit today with the news that two samples in recent years ended up contaminated with lab technicians' DNA. And it appears the lab has no idea what it should do to keep this from happening aga ... More >>
Anna McCarthyDid you hang around the 'Loin in 1984? Does this face ring a bell?On April 10, 1984, San Francisco police found 9-year-old Mei Leung's dead body in the basement area of the residential hotel at 765 O'Farrell Street where she lived with her family. Her 8-year-old brother was the last ... More >>