Just because the police take your blood does not mean that the blood test (that takes about a month to complete) will be reliable. The HPD crime lab just had a .15 BAC totally thrown out last week because they did not follow their own written procedures. The lab manager testified under oath that they violated their own procedures but then had the nerve to say it was not a big deal and the evidence should still be trusted. Well…the WISE Judge Disagreed with him and said the evidence was not admissible. This is the third time that I have seen this same HPD ethanol lab manager’s evidence thrown out by a Judge and one time admonished in open court that he needs to clean up his act and quit taking short cuts and then trying to cover them up on the witness stand.
The Harris County District Attorney’s office notified defense lawyers on Wednesday that a crime-scene investigator made errors in 65 cases.
In a newly obtained video, a Houston Police officer is seen balling his fist, punching a woman in the face and slamming her to the floor of a drunk-tank cell after she swung her elbow at the officer while questioning the no-refusal blood test.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office has dismissed 90 pending misdemeanor and felony drug cases after a deputy improperly destroyed evidence at the Precinct 4 Constable's Office.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office is forced to throw out more than 140 cases so far after it was discovered over 21,000 pieces of evidence was destroyed by the Precinct 4 Constable's Office.
The Harris County District Attorney's office is re-evaluating a decade's worth of DWI cases. This comes after the credentials of an expert witness, a toxicology analyst, were called into question.
There are over 1,000 cases under review because of the misuse of evidence. While 142 have been dismissed thus far, there has been a high number of cases in which evidence has been destroyed - most of the cases involving drug crimes.
After and expert's qualifications have been questioned, there are nearly 10 years of DWI cases being under review in Harris County.
After being questioned about her credentials in DWI cases, a woman responds publicly.
Expert witness has been accused of lying on the stand and moved down to a lower level position.