Under questioning from Brad Bannon, Brian Meehan was asked about the standards for reports at DNA Security. Item #4 states, "Reports shall include results for each DNA test.”
Bannon read his own lab's protocols to to Meehan. His response, "B
Bannon read his own lab's protocols to to Meehan. His response, "By the letter of the standard, it diverges from the letter of that standard.”
Meehan added: "
Meehan added: "I don’t have a legal justification or a reason—I was just trying to do the right thing.”
He conceded --but, he stressed,
He concededthat his handling of the lacrosse case violated his own lab’s protocol
--but, he stressed,“not just because the district attorney told me to.” [emphasis added]
The decision, he conceded,
The decision, he conceded,“might not hold any weight in your legal arena,” raising the question of for whom Meehan thought he was working. He was expected to produce a report, after all, for the "legal arena."
At one point, an obviously exasperated Brad Bannon queried Meehan as to whether the DNA Security official understood the definition of exculpatory. It was clear, based on his response, that Meehan didn't have a clear understanding of the concept.