Thursday, January 20, 2011

Uniform procedures and standards for crime labs are need in California, from DUI cases to murder cases, attorneys proclaim

Uniform procedures and standards for crime labs are need in California, from DUI cases to murder cases, attorneys proclaim.

One California assemblyman is stepping up with this bill to develop guidelines for policies and procedures for the collection and handling of eyewitness evidence in criminal investigations by all law enforcement agencies operating in California.

These laws would garner public trust and the reliability, addressing two key components that make up the backbone of our criminal justice system.

“The problems with San Francisco’s crime lab are just the tip of the iceberg both here and across the state. Without effective oversight to guarantee the integrity of evidence and standard procedures for eyewitness identification, we put both victims and the accused at risk. Our criminal justice system must reflect our society’s values and ensure that the end result is real justice for all involved”!