A former state chemist whose actions authorities say sent a ripple through the criminal justice system is challenging charges connected to claims she made in court that she had a master’s degree.
A Massachusetts crime lab chemist accused of tampering with evidence and stealing drugs has pleaded not guilty.
A man who once served 14 years in prison after a wrongful murder conviction has been found not guilty of drug possession.
Chemists who worked with Annie Dookhan told investigators they had concerns about her work for several years, but they either convinced themselves they were invalid or reported them to supervisors who failed to intervene.
State Police say the worker was responsible for overseeing the work of a chemist who is accused of mishandling evidence.
State Police Superintendent Col. Timothy Alben said the issues are isolated to one person who has worked at the lab since 2003. But, it likely involves thousands of local police cases.