The National College for DUI Forensic Science Task Force brings you the following head-shaking tale

A lab analyst in Arizona was disciplined and then forced out of his job. Why? He told the truth on the witness stand even though his supervisors told him to change his testimony. He tried to sue but amazingly his case was tossed out of court. Why? Qualified immunity. “QI” is a concept that means government actors cannot be held liable for hurting people by their conduct in almost every instance but-for a few exceptions. We need changes. We need more transparency from government labs. We need to reform qualified immunity in Congress. A 2-fer of an update starts now:

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Mike Nichols is a national leader in drunk driving defense. He is a member of the Forensic Committee and Michigan delegate to the National College for DUI Defense. He is also a Sustaining Member of the College. Nichols is also a founding member of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys; a member of the American Chemical Society; an associate member of he American Academy of Forensic Science, Adjunct Professor of Forensic Evidence in Criminal Law and OWI Law and Practice at Cooley Law School. He is also author of the West OWI Practice book and several chapters in other books on science and the law.

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