Medical Examiner Reversal in Cambridge, MA “Shaken Baby” Case

The Boston Globe reports that after two years in jail, the medical examiner changed its opinion and prosecutors dropped charges against a nanny in Cambridge.  The medical examiner concluded: “I believe that enough evidence has been presented to raise the possibility that the bleeding could have been related to an accidental injury in a child […]

Constitutional Right of Officers Not Violated by Collection of DNA Samples

The Ninth Circuit ruled today that three police officers who filed a lawsuit against the Phoenix Police Department did not have their constitutional rights violated since the purpose of the DNA collection was to exclude the officers as inadvertent contributors. The full opinion can be found here.