ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 14, 2001
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.
(New York: Dan Harris) The issue of the reliability of fingerprint evidence examined. [Philadelphia public defender Rob EPSTEIN, George Washington University professor James STARRS - say fingerprint analysis has not been held to scientific standards and errors are being made.] The case of Riky Jackson, who was convicted of a murder in Pennsylvania in 1998, based on fingerprint evidence found to be wrong, reviewed. [JACKSON - says the fingerprints were not his.] [Philadelphia police department Lieutenant Harry GIAODANO - defends the science of fingerprints.]
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