PUBLIC RECORDS REVEAL . . . That DNA testing in criminal labs is not foolproof and may incriminiate the innocent, reports the Los Angeles Times.
(An expert) who reviewed the records for The Times, said that "on a regular basis, laboratory personnel make mistakes that could lead to false identifications" of suspects.
The records show, for instance, that between 2003 and 2007, the Santa Clara County district attorney's crime laboratory caught 14 instances in which evidence samples were contaminated with staff members' DNA, three in which samples were contaminated by an unknown person and six in which DNA from one case contaminated samples from another.