Subsequent Remedial Measures are steps taken after the fact to fix a problem that existed. After two separate DWI cases went to trial, the Houston Police Department Crime Lab took several remedial measures regarding suspicious practices we uncovered. For example. On the left, the language on a blood test report states that each test undergo a review by a second qualified analyst. After trial when it came out that the person doing the technical review was not a qualified blood analyst, the language was mysteriously deleted (see second picture). Also, the Gas Chromatography Method Run Time was changed. Shortened from 5.5 minutes to 3 minutes. When it was exposed at trial that no Method Validation was conducted for the newly changed Method, that entire Method Box mysteriously disappeared from the worksheet (see 3rd, 4th and 5th pictures).
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.