The head of the national crime lab accreditation organization that audited the San Francisco Police Department’s lab last year said it will accommodate a new department request to review its entire operations, but not until next year.
Police Chief Greg Suhr told the Police Commission last week that he had invited the North Carolina-based American Society of Crime Lab Directors to return to review the DNA lab, which has come under media scrutiny recently. Read More
Sealed court records discussing a memo critical of the Police Department’s DNA testing lab have been made public, offering harsh assessments of the technician who now runs the lab and of the department’s failure to reveal the memo during lab re-accreditation.The SF Weekly published the transcript Monday, provoking anger from the office of former police chief and current District Attorney George Gascón. Read More