01-11-2013, 04:44 PM #1
NY - looks at 800 rape cases for possible DNA errors
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner's office confirmed Friday that it is reviewing hundreds of rape cases for possible errors in DNA analysis.
Officials say so far it appears that the testing in the majority of the cases was valid. But in one instance, the review uncovered evidence that resulted in an indictment last year accusing a man of raping a minor more than a decade ago in Brooklyn................
The review, which is more than half-way completed, so far has found that she [the technician] failed to detect existing biological evidence in at least two dozen instances.
Authorities stressed on Friday that while the review could result in new charges in old cases, there was no indication the faulty work resulted in convictions of innocent people.
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