Month: December 2016

Former APD Lab Analyst Reports Problems with DWI Blood Testing

Last week, Debra Stephens, a former employee of the Austin Police Department Crime Laboratory reported her concerns about APD’s Blood Alcohol Laboratory’s testing process. Specifically, she claims that there are errors in the uncertainty budgets and reporting methods used by APD. debbie-stephens-alamo-forensics The letter states that APD’s Crime Lab is incorrectly reporting results using a… Read more

Brady Notice – Phlebotomist Casts Doubt on DWI Blood Cases

On December 2, 2016, The Travis County Attorney’s Office circulated a Brady Notice to defense counsel concerning the testimony of a former phlebotomist.  During a trial the Phlebotomist privately disclosed that she had performed DWI Blood draws during the Spring of 2014 and that the facility was unsanitary.  The phlebotomist’s disclosure casts doubt on all… Read more