Category: Failed Forensics

Florida Cops Keep Innocent Man in Jail for Eight Months, Resulting in $150,000 Settlement

Florida Cops Keep Innocent Man in Jail for Eight Months, Resulting in $150,000 Settlement

The Fort Lauderdale police department got it wrong when they arrested the wrong man thinking he was a burglary suspect. But the Florida police department still kept him in jail for eight months for the crime he did not commit. Dmitry Lyubimov was not released until authorities fina ...
Missouri won’t Exonerate Innocent Man Because He’s not on Death Row

Missouri won’t Exonerate Innocent Man Because He’s not on Death Row

Eyewitness testimony from a 7-year-old girl who saw her mother stabbed to death was the “linchpin” that put Rodney Lincoln behind bars for life for the April 1982 murder of a St. Louis woman. The deciding factor for the outcome is now doubting her own story, and she wants her mother’s ...
New Jersey Crime Lab Tech Suspended For Falsifying Test Results, Blows 7,800+ Cases

New Jersey Crime Lab Tech Suspended For Falsifying Test Results, Blows 7,800+ Cases

A New Jersey Crime Lab technician was suspended with pay, after he was found writing down results of suspected marijuana, before the tests were even completed, throwing 7,827 criminal cases into doubt, damaging confidence in the workings of that state's criminal justice system. Crimin ...