Several states searching out flawed FBI hair, fiber cases; Wisconsin is not – Madison.com

A joint project by the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, the New York-based Innocence Project and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is re-examining FBI analysts’ testimony and findings in thousands of cases involving microscopic hair analysis. The FBI has acknowledged most of its analysts overstated the reliability of the technique more than 90 percent of the time. This is what hair looks like under a microscope.