Porkins Policy Radio episode 172 The final word on the OJ trial with Pat McKenna and Brian Heiss

Filmmaker Brian Heiss and legendary private investigator Pat McKenna joined me for one final on the OJ Simpson case and trial. We talked mainly about the scientific side of the investigation. We talked about the LAPD’s Scientific Investigation Division which was in charge of all of the DNA evidence. Brian touched on the SID’s incredibly unprofessional and sloppy techniques. We talked about the incredibly high crime rate at the time in LA and the intense pressure the SID was under to deliver results. Pat and Brian focused on criminalists Dennis Fung, Collin Yamauchi, Andrea Mazzola, and Michelle Kessler. We talked about how they routinely contaminated and degraded key pieces of DNA evidence from the beginning of the investigation on June 13, 1994. We also talked about the larger impact that the SID had on the thousands of people sent to jail based on their erroneous tests. Later we talked about the the state of the criminal justice system and the long road ahead towards real reform.

Download PPR episode 172

Show Notes:

OJSipmson.co

Conspiracy of Carelessness: The LAPD Crime Lab and the OJ Simpson Case

OJ Simpson’s DNA at the Murder Scene

The Bloody Glove Mark Fuhrman Found at the Home of OJ Simpson

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