Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

SFPD Breathalyzer Error Puts Hundreds Of DUI Convictions In Doubt

Mr. Shotgun (832121) writes | more than 2 years ago

Your Rights Online 1

Mr. Shotgun (832121) writes "

Hundreds, or even thousands, of drunk driving convictions could be overturned because the San Francisco Police Department has not tested its breathalyzers, officials said Monday. For at least six years, the police officers in charge of testing the 20 breathalyzers used by the Police Department did not carry out any tests on the equipment. Officers instead filled the test forms with numbers that matched the control sample, said Public Defender Jeff Adachi, throwing countless DUI convictions into doubt.

Apparently this has happened before."
Link to Original Source

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

Grounds for termination or worse? (1)

schwit1 (797399) | more than 2 years ago | (#39300687)

"He said the coordinators were apparently just too lazy to perform the test required every 10 days."

What do want to bet that nothing happens to these 'coordinators'? Drunk drivers are killers. These 'coordinators' may be responsible for deaths if cases are dismissed.

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?