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DNA Scientist in Colorado Caught Manipulating Hundreds of Cases Over Her Career

This is not good.  A DNA forensic scientist in Colorado manipulated or omitted DNA test results in hundreds of cases over her career.  How many people were wrongly indicted because of her fraudulent work?

Yahoo reports:

A now-former forensic scientist with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) manipulated or omitted DNA test results in hundreds of cases, an internal affairs investigation found, which prompted a full review of her work during her nearly 30-year career at the agency.

The CBI released the findings of the investigation into Yvonne “Missy” Woods Friday, which concluded Woods’ handling of DNA testing data affected 652 cases between 2008 and 2023, including posting incomplete results in some cases. A review of her work from 1994 to 2008 is also underway, according to the CBI.

“This discovery puts all of her work in question, and CBI is in the process of reviewing all her previous work for data manipulation to ensure the integrity of all CBI laboratory results,” the agency said. “CBI brought in third-party investigative resources to protect the integrity of the inquiry.”

Woods, a 29-year veteran of the agency’s crime lab, was placed on administrative leave in October after the CBI became aware DNA sample testing performed by Woods “may have deviated from standard operating procedures,” the agency said. She didn’t perform any laboratory work thereafter and retired on November 6, it said…

…The sheriff’s office announced last month it fired the DNA analyst as the result of an internal investigation

Boulder District Attorney Michael Dougherty told CNN in a statement his office has identified 15 open cases and 55 closed cases in which Woods has testified as a witness.

“For the past several months, prosecutors around the state have waited anxiously for information because of the impact on victims, the accused, and our ability to do justice,” Dougherty said.

How many innocent Americans were indicted due to the faulty work of this woman?  Also, did she have an agenda against a certain group of Americans?

This woman needs to be held accountable for every crime she committed.  What a disgrace. 

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