WASHINGTON — The Army’s crime lab, already beleaguered by multiple internal investigations, has something new to explain: missing evidence.
Examiners misplaced evidence in a possible suicide investigation and an assault case. One of the analysts didn’t notify his superiors for months that a handwriting sample he was supposed to examine had been missing, a miscue that delayed an investigation into the matter until recently.
Meanwhile, two former senior employees of the lab’s high-profile forensics testing in Afghanistan have accused their bosses of firing them in August in retaliation for complaining about mismanagement.
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