Category Archives: Crime Lab

Ronald Gene Taylor: Innocent but found Guilty by HPD Crime Lab

Ronald Gene Taylor was found guilty of rape in 1993. No semen was found by HPD Crime Lab on the sheet used as evidence, making the only evidence against him the eyewitness identification by the victim and the fact that he lived near by.

A recent test of the same sheet found that there was in fact semen on the sheet linking the rape to a sexual offender that is already serving time in a Texas prison.

Harris County District Attorney’s Office is working for Ronald Gene Taylor’s release now that this evidence has come to light.

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Defendants affected by crime lab corruption go without legal aid

413 cases were in need of review due to crime lab inaccuracies. Most defendants have not received any legal help, and in some cases defendants have not been informed that their cases involved crime lab inaccuracies. Continue reading

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Review of crime lab cases still not decided…


The Harris County Lawyers Association want a retired judge to review crime lab cases.

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And the Debate Continues…


There is continued debate between state representatives and the City of Houston as to whether an independent “special master” be employeed to review the 600+ cases that are in question at HPD’s crime lab. Continue reading

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Alfred Alaniz Retires

 Rather Than Face the Consequences of Taking Bribes and Tampering with Evidence, Alfred Alaniz retires from HPD. Continue reading

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HPD letting people go (home) from the crime lab

James K. Carpenter was relieved of duty (sent on vacation for six months) from the controlled substance lab on August 3 for not being able to produce evidence. The media release from HPD makes it sound like he’s been consuming the evidence.

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