Southwest Institute of Forensic Science

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Man Learns First-Hand that It's Hard to Hold in Lungful of Smoke While Talking to a Cop

    Dallas police patrol the area around Kidd Springs Park at various hours, in part to crack down on the frequent car burglaries, in part to be on the lookout for people using the park to drink and do drugs. That's what one officer was doing at about 8:30 Tuesday morning when he saw a red Ford coupe p ... More >>

  • News

    February 7, 2008

    Life After DNA Exoneration

    After 27 years in prison, DNA exoneree Charles Chatman tries to pick up the pieces and catch up with a world that has left him behind

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007

    The Innocence Mission

    Because Dallas County boasts the highest number of falsely convicted men exonerated with DNA evidence since post-conviction testing began, the news that Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins has agreed to cooperate with the Innocence Project of Texas is momentous. As we reported in early Jan ... More >>

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Presumed guilty

    Odell Barnes awaits execution on March 1 -- despite new evidence that he didn't commit the crime