Putting Crime Scene DNA Analysis on Trial

We reported on a dispute over the methods used by New York City’s crime lab to analyze complex DNA samples. Now similar concerns are prompting a national study. In this Q&A, a leading expert explains why labs may be making mistakes — and what can be done about it.

NH AG Rules Fatal Shooting By Mass. Troopers in Newton, NH, Was Justified

The report concludes that based on all the facts and circumstances, Massachusetts State Troopers Michael Caranfa, Robert Holland, George Katsarakes and Daniel Purtell were each justified in their use of deadly force when each Trooper discharged his firearm at Michael R. Brown, 40, of Presque Isle, Maine,  that occurred in Newton, New Hampshire, on June 15.