Month: July 2016

Top Broward County Coroner Dismissed After $500 Stolen From a Corpse

Cedrick Carnell Camper, Jr., died with $500 in his sock. That was only the beginning. On Friday, May 27, as medical students from Nova Southeastern University watched, five staff members from the Broward County morgue examined his body. One noticed something protruding from the sock. Deputy chief medical examiner Dr. Michael Steckbauer, a Davie residentand Air…

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Attorney questions accuracy of DNA tests at BSO crime lab, demands lab be shut down

The Broward Sheriff’s Office crime lab is under fire for the way it conducts DNA tests. Broward County public defender Howard Finkelstein is demanding that the BSO crime lab not only be investigated by a grand jury, but also shut down until the agency proves it can follow national standards in DNA tests for criminal defendants….

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Broward Crime Lab Suspends Some DNA Work

The Broward County Sheriff’s Crime Lab announced late Friday it is suspending doing some complex DNA analysis, a cornerstone of its operation. The development comes as the laboratory fights losing its accreditation from the ASCLD/LAB, the American Society of Crime Lab Directors, Laboratory Accreditation Board. The ASCLD/LAB received a complaint about how the lab was analyzing…

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Crime-fighting liquid draws mixed reviews from police across S. Fla.

A new crime-fighting tool — a high-tech water that glows under ultraviolet light — is getting mixed reviews in South Florida. Nearly two dozen police agencies have signed up to use SmartWater CSI, which can be sprayed on intruders or property to catch thieves or recover stolen possessions. The liquid leaves traces on people for…

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