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News, The Snitch Judge Unseals Secret Court Records Detailing Alleged DNA Lab Cover-Up

Judge Unseals Secret Court Records Detailing Alleged DNA Lab Cover-Up

A judge unsealed court records today detailing a whistle-blower's allegations that police and prosecutors might have been involved in an orchestrated effort to mislead auditors about the state of the San Francisco Police Department's DNA-testing lab.Superior Court Judge Charles Haines…
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News, The Snitch Secret Court Transcript Reveals Concerns About 'Deliberate Attempt' to Mislead Crime Lab Auditors

Secret Court Transcript Reveals Concerns About 'Deliberate Attempt' to Mislead Crime Lab Auditors

Judge: "It's always the coverup that makes the things worse than the problem to begin with"The San Francisco Police Department and District Attorney's Office are both implicated in allegations that a deliberate effort was made to conceal defects at the…
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News, The Snitch DA's Office to Comply with Judges' Orders Unsealing Secret Crime Lab Memo

DA's Office to Comply with Judges' Orders Unsealing Secret Crime Lab Memo

A spokesperson for San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said this afternoon that the DA's office will obey an appellate court's ruling that prosecutors disclose a potentially damaging memo on problems with DNA-testing procedures at the San Francisco Police Department…
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News, The Snitch State Appeals Court Upholds Judge's Order Unsealing Secret DNA Lab Memo

State Appeals Court Upholds Judge's Order Unsealing Secret DNA Lab Memo

A panel of state appeals-court judges has upheld a San Francisco Superior Court judge's order last month that District Attorney George Gascón release a secret memo describing problems with DNA analysis at the San Francisco Police Department crime lab.The decision…
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News, The Snitch DA's Office to Appeal Judge's Order Unsealing DNA Lab Memo

DA's Office to Appeal Judge's Order Unsealing DNA Lab Memo

Prosecutors in the office of District Attorney George Gascón have decided to appeal a judge's order that they release an internal memo detailing problems with DNA analysis in the San Francisco Police Department crime lab.The San Francisco Chronicle reported on…
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News, The Snitch Over Prosecutor's Objections, Judge Says He Is 'Compelled by Law' to Release DNA Lab Memo

Over Prosecutor's Objections, Judge Says He Is 'Compelled by Law' to Release DNA Lab Memo

A judge rejected a prosecutor's pleas today that he reconsider his decision to release a controversial secret memo criticizing the San Francisco Police Department crime lab, stating that he is "compelled by law" to share the document with defense attorneys.In…
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News, The Snitch DNA Lab Memo at Center of Legal Battle in Gruesome 1976 Murder Case

DNA Lab Memo at Center of Legal Battle in Gruesome 1976 Murder Case

An internal memo criticizing DNA analysis procedures at the San Francisco Police Department crime lab has become an issue in prosecutors' efforts to obtain a conviction based on DNA evidence in the rape and murder of a San Francisco woman…
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