The 86th legislative session in Texas has welcomed many new bills. One of the most controversial is the prohibition of forensic hypnosis from a criminal courtroom proposed by State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa. You may have seen examples of forensic hypnosis in television dramas such as C.S.I or The Long Island Medium. This practice may… Read More »
A Houston crime scene investigator has recently been scrutinized for multiple errors relating to criminal cases. Justin McGee is a Houston police officer who has just returned back to patrol. He’s been linked to issues with key evidence from 65 violent crimes, including 26 homicides and six child deaths since 2015. McGee has been reported to… Read More »
A scathing audit has revealed mistakes made by an HPD crime-scene investigator could affect dozens of cases. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is now scrambling to reexamine and notify defense lawyers in cases where the criminal investigator was involved. The review showed 88 cases were handled by the investigator and 65 of them had… Read More »
This Wednesday the Harris County District Attorney’s office notified all defense lawyers a crime-scene investigator is under the radar for making persistent mistakes on cases. The investigator is rumored to have made over 65 errors in criminal cases, including violent crimes such as 26 homicides. The findings were revealed by an audit conducted by the… Read More »
An audit conducted by the Houston Forensic Science Center (HFSC) has revealed a crime-scene investigator has made mistakes in over 65 cases since 2015. Officer Justin McGee is a Houston Police officer that worked as a crime-scene investigator for years, especially violent crimes. He’s now been reassigned and been put back on patrol duty until… Read More »
The District Attorney’s Office has recently released information that an HPD criminal investigator was found to have made errors in over 60 cases. The event has caused both the DA and defense attorneys involved to halt cases the investigator worked on until the evidence has been overlooked. Tyler Flood, the managing attorney at , released… Read More »
Houston Police Department has had to reassign one of their crime-scene investigators because an audit revealed 65 errors made in case reports. Many of the cases were related to violent crimes. The situation has caused the District Attorney’s Office to notify all defense lawyers to check any of their cases involving the investigator. The head… Read More »
A lab technician associated with the Houston Forensic Science Center (HFSC) has admitted to mislabeling a DWI blood sample in 2013. The incident wasn’t reported to the court according to defense attorneys who would have used the information for their case. This isn’t the first time HFSC has been under the radar for improper procedures…. Read More »
A decade’s worth of DWI cases are under review after testimony from an expert witness who may have lied about her credentials. The expert is Dr. Fessessework Guale, a toxicology analyst working for the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. Local defense attorneys are now concerned about the validity of Dr. Fessessework’s educational background. Court… Read More »
A Harris County toxicology witness may have given false testimony in a decade’s worth of DWI cases. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office notified defense lawyers earlier this week that Dr. Fessessework actually has a Masters in Physiological Studies rather than a Master’s in Toxicology. What’s even more unusual is Dr. Fessessework’s degree actually comes… Read More »
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