National Security

March 20, 2011

Army slow to act as crime-lab worker falsified, botched tests

A McClatchy investigation reveals that mistakes by an analyst at the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, near Atlanta, undermined hundreds of criminal cases brought against military personnel. Officials appeared intent on containing the scandal that threatened to discredit the military's most important forensics facility, which handles more than 3,000 criminal cases a year.

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