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FBI Crime Lab / Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Bombing Trial #172530

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 15, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Linda Douglass) Searing report from the Inspector General on evidence from the FBI crime lab examined. [deputy FBI director William ESPOSITO - comments.] Justice Department findings of problems in 25 cases, including the World Trade Center and 1989 Avianca plane bombings and the Florida murder conviction of George Trepal outlined. [Defense attorney Todd SCHER, Justice Inspector General Michael BROMWICH, George Washington University James STARRS - react to the news about the FBI laboratory] FBI plans to rehabilitate the lab noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Denver: Dean Reynolds) Possible effect of the report on the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, bombing trial examined; details given of the approach to building a case against the bombing suspects based no evidence but FBI experts' suppositions.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) View of legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about the implications of the report on the FBI lab for the Oklahoma City case presented. [TOOBIN - cites examples of improper analysis of evidence in the Oklahoma City and World Trade Center cases.]

Douglass, Linda;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean

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