New Report Calls for Moratorium on Use of Most Widely Used Field Drug Tests
Report Entitled ‘False Positives Equal False Justice’ Reveals that the Most Widely Used Field Test for Identifying Marijuana and other Drugs Tests Positive on Non-Illegal Substances
The report documents that law enforcement officials, forensic drug analysts, and prosecutors knowingly employ the flawed Duquenois-Levine and KN Reagent tests as well as mere conclusory police reports to wrongfully prosecute and convict millions of individuals for anti-marijuana law violations. These wrongful prosecutions and convictions violate Supreme Court rulings, specifically Jackson v. Virginia and Daubert v. Dow Merrell Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which prohibit the use of inaccurate, nonspecific tests and/or conclusory reports because they do not prove the presence of marijuana in a seized substance.
Forensics expert and author of the report,
To view video of experiments of these tests and other clips from a
The report can be viewed online at http://mpp.org.
SOURCE Mintwood Media Collective