6th Circuit Finds No Error In DNA Analyst’s Testimony On Identification Process
(May 23, 2016, 12:12 PM EDT) -- CINCINNATI — A DNA analyst presented reliable testimony in a criminal lawsuit when he said the process used to identify a defendant as the likely major DNA profile found on three dust masks has no known error rate or accepted procedure for determining an error rate, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held May 18 (United States of America v. James J. Eastman, No. 14-6459, 6th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 9290).
(Opinion available. Document #30-160610-011Z.)
The panel, comprising Circuit Judges Danny Boggs, Bernice B....