- Two new lab disclosures and five new complaints
- Discuss crime-lab accreditation program (shifted from DPS to FSC this session)
- Discuss status of forensic licensure requirement (must be implemented by 2019)
- Updates from two investigative panels on toolmark cases
- Update from investigative panel on digital forensics
- Update from bite-mark panel
- Update from hair microscopy panel
- Update from DNA mixture panel
- Update on arson case review and implementation of recommendations
- Update on status of Morton/Brady training for forensic scientists
Meanwhile, on Thursday (tomorrow), an FSC committee on DNA mixtures will reprise the agenda for which they could not obtain a quorum in Dallas two weeks ago.
FSC General Counsel Lynn Garcia may be the busiest mother of a two-year old I know.
Grits has complained for years that a lot of important stuff happens at the FSC and almost nobody in the media covers it. At the last FSC meeting there were two reporters there (Michael Hall from Texas Monthly and Brandi Grissom from the Dallas News), which is a lot for these events. And a third, the Texas Tribune's Terri Langford, showed up at the DNA-mixture meeting in Dallas. So given the extensive agenda and the unusual level of recent press interest in forensics, Grits will put the over-under on how many reporters will be there Friday at 2.5. Which is good, usually it's zero. There's a lot going on at this small agency for their activities to be as routinely ignored as they have been these last few years.