Texas Forensic Science Commission

Commission Investigative Reports 
Texas Forensic Science Commission Investigative Reports
Type Case # Submitted By Report Discipline Published Size (MB)    
Complaint 1000.09.01 National Innocence Project Complaint against Texas State Fire Marshal's Office on behalf of Cameron Todd Willingham & Ernest Ray Willis Fire Debris/Arson 10/28/2011 22.6    
Complaint 1001.09.02 National Innocence Project Complaint against Texas Department of Public Safety- El Paso Forensic Biology/Serology 09/08/2011      
Complaint 1024.10.25 Cecily Hamilton Complaint against Austin Police Department Forensic Science Division Forensic Biology/DNA 09/08/2011 1.98    
Complaint 10.4411.11 National Innocence Project Complaint against El Paso Police Department Crime Laboratory Controlled Substance 07/27/2012 5.89    
Complaint 1050.12.01 Debra Stephens Complaint against Austin Police Department Crime Laboratory Seized Drugs 10/05/2012 9.89    
Self-Disclosure 2000.12.01 Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office Crime Laboratory Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office Crime Laboratory Self-Disclosure Forensic Biology 10/05/2012 .91    
Self-Disclosure 2001.12.02 Texas Department of Public Safety- Houston Texas Department of Public Safety Houston Regional Crime Laboratory Self-Disclosure  Seized Drugs 04/05/2013 0.23    
Self-Disclosure 2003.14.01 Integrated Forensic Laboratories, LLC. Integrated Forensic Laboratories, LLC Laboratory Self-Disclosure Firearms/Tool Marks 11/05/2015 10.30    
Complaint 1088.14.08 Frank Blazek Complaint against Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences on behalf of Joshua Ragston Firearms/Tool Marks 04/19/2016 28.30    
Self-Disclosure 2015.14.10 Andrea Gooden Houston Forensic Science Center Analyst Self-Disclosure Toxicology 1/23/2014 0.27    
Complaint 1081.14.11 Tamara Parsons Complaint against Knox & Associates on behalf of George R. Powell, III Forensic Video Analysis/Height Determination 04/12/2016 45.10    
Complaint 1109.15.07 National Innocence Project Complaint on Behalf of Steven Mark Chaney Bite Mark Comparison 04/12/2016 .29    
Accreditation N/A Texas Forensic Science Commission Austin Police Department Forensic Services Division, DNA Section Forensic Biology 07/08/2016 17.00    
Accreditation N/A Texas Forensic Science Commission National Medical Services, Inc. (NMS) DNA Analysis in Case of U.S. v. Torney Forensic Biology/DNA 04/20/2018 20.60    
Complaint 16.40 Harris Co Public Defender's Office Complaint against Harris Co Institute of Forensic Sciences, Harris Co Sheriff's Office and Houston PD on behalf of Norma Clark Gunshot Residue/Bloodstain Pattern Analysis 02/02/2018 6.80    
Complaint 16.48 Harris County Criminal Lawyers' Association Complaint against Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences & Fessessework Guale Toxicology 04/20/2018 74.80    
Self-Disclosure 17.28 Texas Department of Public Safety- Garland Self-Disclosure Concerning Testimony of Christopher Youngkin Toxicology/Blood Alcohol 04/20/2018 104.20    
Complaint 17.04   Lisa Gefrides

Complaint Against Houston Forensic Science Center

Forensic Biology/DNA 07/08/2018 46.2  
Complaint 16.56   Walter Reaves for Joe. D Bryan Complaint Against Robert Thorman and Texas Department of Public Safety BPA/Serology 10/05/2018 .848  
Complaint 18.21   Amanda Culbertson

Texas Department of Public Safety- El Paso

Blood Alcohol 8/16/2019    
Self-Disclosure 19.03   Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin)

Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin) Self-Disclosure Concerning Testimony of D. Jody Koehler

Forensic Biology/DNA 08/16/2019    
Complaint 19.04   Dr. Robert Collins

Texas Department of Public Safety (Houston)

Forensic Biology/DNA 4/1/2021    
Self-Disclosure 19.12   Ft. Worth Police Department

Ft. Worth Police Department Crime Lab Self-Disclosure Concerning Analyst Amanda Schaffner

Forensic Biology/DNA 8/16/2019    
Self-Disclosure 19.46   NMS Labs

NMS Labs Self-Disclosure Concerning Analyst Jessica Almond

Seized Drugs 7/24/2020    
Self-Disclosure 20.13   Signature Science

Signature Science Self-Disclosure of Professional Misconduct and Evidence Handling by Technician Caitlyn Mercer

Forensic Biology 4/1/2021    
Self-Disclosure 20.20   DPS Austin

Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin) Concerning Materials (Trace) Analyst Katrina Battle

Materials (Trace) 4/13/2021    
Complaint 20.47   Trisa Crutcher

Fort Worth Police Department Crime Laboratory

Multiple 7/28/2021    
Self-Disclosure 20.48   DPS Austin

Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin) Self-Disclosure Concerning Seized Drug Analyst Timothy Cornelisen

Seized Drugs 4/1/2021    
Complaint 20.60    Gerard Cantu

Armstrong Forensic Labs, Inc.

Seized Drugs 7/23/2021    
Self-Disclosure 21.17   Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences (SWIFS)

Final Report Concerning Firearms/Toolmarks Analyst Phong Ngo, Ph.D.

Firearms/Toolmarks 12/9/2021    
Complaint 21.32   Harris Co. Public Defender for Theodore Schimdt

Final Report on Complaint No. 21.32, Harris County Public Defender's Office for Theodore Schmidt (Dr. Melba Ketchum; Canine DNA)

Forensic Biology/DNA 3/4/2022    
Self-Disclosure 21.41   NMS Labs

NMS Hemp Marihuana Differentiation Final Report

Seized Drugs 1/27/2022    
Complaint 21.46   Damon Earl Lewis

Final Report on Complaint No. 21.46, Damon Earl Lewis (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Kim Basinger)

Sexual Assault Nurse Examination

5/5/2022

 

   

Self-disclosure

21.49   Fort Worth Police Department

Final Report on Self-Disclosure No. 21.49, Ft. Worth Police Department Crime Laboratory (Forensic Biology/DNA)

       

Complaint

 

21.54   James Smiley

Final Report on Complaint No. 21.54, James Smiley (Signature Science, LLC; Forensic Biology/DNA)

Forensic Biology/DNA 4/28/2022