San Francisco DA on the Verge of Mass Dismissals

News out of San Francisco that the District Attorney may dismiss hundreds of cases because of problems with the local crime lab:

San Francisco prosecutors told judges Friday that they could not “ethically go forward” with 46 narcotics trials because of evidence problems arising out of the scandal at the Police Department’s drug lab – signaling that the district attorney is likely to dismiss nearly all 750 pending drug cases in the city.

North Carolina and Wake County have had their own problems. Recent revelations that the bench notes had not been released in the Greg Taylor case have spurred a review of the State Bureau of Investigation crime lab.

Damon Chetson

Damon Chetson is a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. He represents people charged with serious and minor offenses in Raleigh, Wake County, and the Eastern District of North Carolina. Call (919) 352-9411.