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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'Looks like you've got some primo blow there, Billy...'With San Francisco crime lab tech Deborah Madden accused of going Scarface with the lab's coke stash, the police now are going to try their hand at Mr. Wizard. Backing up: Since the crime lab's narcotics unit has gone dark pending an investig ... More >>
The allegations tumbling out of the city's much-maligned crime lab seem to be ripped straight from Law & Order. Veteran lab tech Deborah Madden is accused of purloining the cocaine she was supposed to be testing, resulting in a swath of accused felony drug-pushers literally earning a Get Out ... More >>
The executive director of the nation's largest crime lab accreditation body said the San Francisco lab's drug scandal has not escaped his attention."I had a conversation with the [San Francisco] lab today," said Ralph Keaton following allegations 60-year-old technician Deborah Madden used cocaine s ... More >>