2003: Faulty Evidence, Unjust Verdicts

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Michael Devlin ’77

As news director of KHOU-TV, Michael Devlin shared a duPont-Columbia Award for overseeing a bombshell series of reports that revealed a pattern of faulty DNA test results from the Houston Police Department’s crime lab. The reports spurred an independent audit of the lab, reexamination of evidence in hundreds of cases, the release of a prisoner and national attention to crime lab practices. 


KHOU-TV — Jan. 17, 2003

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