DNA Case Sparks Questions for Legal World

Friday, January 11, 2013

The city medical examiner's office is reviewing hundreds of rape cases in which key evidence may have been mishandled.

So far, the office has uncovered 26 cases in which a lab technician overlooked evidence. But the office says nobody was wrongly convicted as a result. The review also poses a question for the lawyers who will be handling these cases.

Steven Banks, attorney in chief at the Legal Aid Society, joins WNYC to talk about the case's ramifications in the legal world.

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