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April 2016 , Page 14 

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NACDL News: NACDL Welcomes Forensics Initiatives Announced by Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier

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Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates delivered important remarks on Feb. 24, 2016, during the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting hosted by the American Academy of Forensic Science in Las Vegas, Nev. In those remarks, there is a clear recognition of the importance of the integrity and reliability of that which is admitted as forensic science in criminal trials in America. Forensic science “brings all of us closer to the truth — whether it’s identifying the perpetrator of a crime or clearing the innocent,” Yates said.

In her remarks, the deputy attorney general announced that the FBI will soon solicit bids “for an independent review — or ‘root cause analysis’ — to determine what went wrong and why in the hair analysis field.” In addition, she announced that the Department is committed to taking a closer looking at a wider variety of forensic disciplines.

NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer said: “NACDL welcomes the deputy attorney general’s effort to strengthe

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