Evidence

Connecticut Lawmakers Address Videotaping of Police

by Field Law Office, LLC |Evidence, Police

Connecticut Senators passed a measure last week that would clarify both to law enforcement and citizens, the right to videotape cops when acting in their official duties. In addition, lawmakers passed another bill that serves to strengthen racial profiling prevention… Read More

State Crime Lab Faces Heat from Feds for “Staggering” Backlog

by Field Law Office, LLC |Evidence

The Connecticut state forensics crime lab is under serious scrutiny after two federal audits and subsequent feedback. In 2004 there was no backlog in the lab. Today, there are 3,900 cases waiting processing, some nearing their statute of limitations deadline…. Read More

CT Lawmakers Consider Pre-Conviction DNA Collection

by Field Law Office, LLC |Evidence

Connecticut may be on their way to becoming the next state to require DNA collection in all felony arrests. Under current laws, DNA isn’t collected until someone has been convicted. But supporters of the new legislation state earlier collection is… Read More

Coerced Confessions and False Eyewitness Testimonies in New Haven

by Field Law Office, LLC |Evidence

Last April, two men walked out of court free, after serving seventeen years for a murder they said all along they didn’t commit. The judge ruled they hadn’t either, releasing them that very day. But, both men will be back… Read More

CT Forensics Institute & Criminal Evidence

by Field Law Office, LLC |Evidence

With so many crime dramas on the airwaves these days, many people are under the mistaken assumption that catching criminals is a simple, though high tech, process. Simply comb a carpet for hair fibers or check the mud for shoe… Read More

Milford Police Lieutenant Suspended for Destroying Evidence

by Field Law Office, LLC |Evidence, Police

A Lieutenant for the Milford Police Department has been suspended and the city’s evidence handling procedures are being called into question after he erased several days worth of video from a server. The video was all taken from police dashboard… Read More

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