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Houston Forensic Science Center Analyst Fired After Destruction Of Case Notes

Several administrative errors had been found during a standard technical review of the former analyst’s case notes from the homicide scene

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The Houston Forensic Science Center has fired an analyst who shredded original case notes from a homicide scene. The problem was uncovered by a fellow analyst who then brought it to the attention of a supervisor.

HFSC has notified the Houston Police Department and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, and the analyst’s actions will be disclosed to the Texas Forensic Science Commission as suspected professional misconduct.

The forensic analysis in the homicide case will be redone by the HFSC. Previous cases worked on by the analyst will also be audited by the HFSC.

 

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