The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism identifies nine cases with misleading microscopic hair or fiber comparisons; one man serving life for killing a police officer in 1994 says he is innocent.
Author Archives: Katherine Proctor
Katherine Proctor joined the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism in June 2017 after graduating from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Previously, she worked as a reporter based in Oakland, Calif. for Courthouse News Service, covering the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, San Francisco Federal Court, and state court in Oakland and Hayward.
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Several states searching out flawed FBI hair, fiber cases; Wisconsin is not
At least three men convicted in Wisconsin have been cleared in separate cases in which DNA testing proved that earlier microscopic hair analysis was wrong