Texas Forensic Science Commission

2017 
17.04
Houston Forensic Science Center (HFSC)
Complainant: Lisa Gefrides
Status: Closed
Disposition: Accepted
Final Report
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Forensic Biology - DNA
17.05
DPS Austin
Complainant: Innocence Project of Texas (IPOT) on behalf of Cedric Millage
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Email
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Forensic Biology - DNA
  • Forensic Biology - CODIS
17.06
Harris County Sheriff's Department
Complainant: Danny R. Alejandro
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Firearms / Tool Marks
  • Forensic Biology - DNA
17.07
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (HCIFS)
Complainant: Bronwen Turner
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
17.08
Houston Forensic Science Center (HFSC)
Complainant: Kelton Yates
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Referred to: DNA Panel
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Forensic Biology - DNA
  • Blood Assay
17.09
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (HCIFS)
Complainant: Kenneth Wayne Washington
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Referred to: DNA Panel
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Serology
  • Forensic Biology - DNA
17.10
Unknown
Complainant: Christopher Boulds
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
17.11
Austin PD Crime Lab
Complainant: Michael Aaron Jayne
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Referred to: DNA Panel
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Forensic Biology - DNA
  • Latent Print Examination
17.13
Max Courtney, Expert Witness
Complainant: Anthony D. Hill
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction
17.14
Waco Fire Marshall Jerry Hawk
Complainant: William Mark Gibson
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Referred to: Arson Panel
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Fire Debris / Arson
17.15
Unknown
Complainant: Jason Omar Moreno
Status: Closed
Disposition:
Referred to: DNA Panel
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Forensic Biology - DNA
17.16
Integrated Forensic Laboratories (IFL)
Complainant: Billy Joe Booker
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Toxicology - Blood Alcohol
17.19
Harris County Sheriff's Department
Complainant: Blake Allen Thain
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Ballistics
  • Firearms / Tool Marks
17.20
Dr. Stephen K. Wilson
Complainant: Errick Johnson
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Other Concerns: Autopsy
17.21
Joe Marchan; DPS McAllen
Complainant: Reynaldo Cervantes
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Serology
17.23
Scott & White; SANE Alice Linder
Complainant: Travis Ghant
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Referred to: Innocence Project
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examination
17.24
Bexar County Criminal Investigation Lab
Complainant: Roy Smithwick, Jr.
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Serology
  • Firearms / Tool Marks
17.29
Bexar County Criminal Investigation Lab
Complainant: Cornell Drummer
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Firearms / Tool Marks
17.30
Houston PD Crime Lab; Identagene
Complainant: Hymon A. Walker
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Referred to: DNA Panel
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Forensic Biology - DNA
17.31
Bexar County Criminal Investigation Lab
Complainant: Daniel D. Garcia
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Referred to: DNA Panel
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Forensic Biology - DNA
17.32
Kerrville PD
Complainant: Samuel M. Ward
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Seized Drugs
17.33
Kerrville PD
Complainant: Manuel Luis Maizumi
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Seized Drugs
17.34
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences (SWIFS)
Complainant: Jane Caldwell on behalf of Christopher Aric Radke
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Forensic Biology - DNA
17.35
DPS Waco
Complainant: Benjamin James Patterson
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Forensic Biology - DNA
17.36
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences (SWIFS)
Complainant: Tarrance D. Whitlock
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Gunshot Residue (GSR)
17.37
National Screening Center
Complainant: Ava Newman on behalf of Akinthia C. O'Bryant
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Non-Criminal Paternity Testing
17.39
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (HCIFS)
Complainant: Brandon Morgan
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Referred to: Arson Panel
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Toxicology
17.40
Unknown
Complainant: Eugenio Lopez Rodriguez
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Forensic Biology - DNA
17.41
Valley Baptist Medical Center
Complainant: Rolando Gomez-Reyes
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Medical Testing / Examination
17.42
Prosecutors Brian Risinger & Angela Goodwin
Complainant: Maurice Edward LaVoie
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Forensic Biology - DNA
17.46
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences (SWIFS)
Complainant: Quang Tran
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Firearms / Tool Marks
17.49
Harris County Sheriff's Department
Complainant: David Wayne Isenhower
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Referred to: County Conviction Integrity Unit
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Bloodstain Pattern
17.51
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences (SWIFS)
Complainant: Timothy Strong
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Toxicology
17.52
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences (SWIFS)
Complainant: Gary Hill
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Referred to: DNA Panel
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Forensic Biology - DNA
17.54
Hill County District Attorney Nicole Crain
Complainant: Roger L. McCluer
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Other Concerns: Misrepresentation of Forensic Evidence by DA
17.55
Tarrant County Medical Examiner
Complainant: Tony Chavez
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Referred to: County Conviction Integrity Unit
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Forensic Biology - DNA
17.56
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
Complainant: Christopher Wiley
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Referred to: DNA Panel
Other Concerns: Possible DNA
17.57
Paula Wilson, SANE
Complainant: Rickey Wayne Layfield
Status: Closed
Disposition: Dismissed
Disposition Letter
Forensic Disciplines:
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examination