- Associated Press - Sunday, March 6, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - The Deschutes County district attorney has launched an online portal that will allow the public to have access to files related to his review of cases worked on by a former crime lab analyst.

KTVZ-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1p9o44A ) that District Attorney John Hummel announced his plan on Friday.

Former Oregon State Police crime lab analyst Nika Larsen is under investigation for possible involvement in tampering with drug evidence.

Hummel says transparency should be the hallmark of the justice system. He says the web portal will give the public the information needed to make informed decisions.

Hummel says he has reviewed hundreds of cases potentially impacted by Larsen’s involvement. Over the next few months, he will review hundreds more.

To date, the DA says he has recommended that most convictions stand, but he’s seeking to set aside six.


Information from: KTVZ-TV, https://www.ktvz.com/

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