FBI and DOJ announce review of FBI forensic work, prompted in part by NSB clients Donald Gates, Kirk Odom, and Santae Tribble
On July 18, 2013, the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice announced they are conducting an unprecedented review of old criminal cases, including as many as 27 death penalty convictions, to determine whether FBI forensic experts used inaccurate or exaggerated testimony to link defendants to crimes. The review was prompted by the exoneration of three D.C. area men—Donald Gates, Kirk Odom, and Santae Tribble—by the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. NSB now represents Gates, Odom and Tribble in lawsuits seeking compensation for their wrongful convictions.
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