In last Friday’s court session, Dr. Brian Meehan admitted that he and Mike Nifong entered into an agreement to intentionally exclude from his report any mention that
Meehan also conceded that the decision reached by Nifong and him violated his company’s protocols. It also ran counter to the Supreme Court’s Brady decision and
Despite this revelation, there has been no sign that the North Carolina State Bar has abandoned its passive approach regarding Nifong’s misconduct. Meehan, however, might face a different fate.
His lab is accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/
As the accrediting body for the laboratory in question, ASCLD/
LABwill conduct a review of the issue in question. ASCLD/ LABis aware of the ongoing legal process and will take that into consideration in determining the appropriate time to review the circumstances.
Mike Nifong is a bit like the poisonous tree—those who come into contact with him suffer unfortunate fates. The Group of 88 is an academic laughingstock. The New York Times’ coverage of the case has been widely dismissed. And now Dr. Meehan will have his credentials reviewed.
And yet Nifong continues to lurch forward.