Rockne HarmonDistrict Attorney Releases Critique of DNA Evidence in 2007 HomicideA highly regarded prosecutor and DNA expert who was employed for three years at the San Francisco District Attorney's office authored a critique of work at the San Francisco Police Department crime lab earlier this y ... More >>
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 >>
Problems with the quality of DNA evidence at the San Francisco Police Department Crime Lab, and efforts to conceal those problems by government officials, are extensively documented through letters, reports, and e-mails. Below are the key records underlying SF Weekly's reporting on the crime lab' ... More >>
Rockne HarmonDA's Office Denies Memo's Existence, But Prosecutor and DNA Expert Says He Wrote It in MarchOne of the nation's foremost DNA experts says he wrote an in-house report for the San Francisco District Attorney's office criticizing the DNA unit of the San Francisco Police Department Crime ... 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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Bad dog! Bad dog! The man who set San Francisco abuzz when he allegedly knifed a dog at Fort Funston has lawyered up. That's not surprising. More unusual, though, is that attorney Tony Tamburello has hired a private investigator to dig up dirt ... on the dog. The yet-unnamed 33-year-old alleged s ... More >>
My Wooden SpoonAnd then things got ugly...It was a Dracula tale, Tenderloin style. Mike Harris, the resident of a Tenderloin residential hotel was chopping garlic for his lunch when 206-pound Andre Fluker busted into his room and punched him. Fluker then lunged toward Harris to strike him again a ... More >>