September-October 2008

Note about the Texas Forensic Science Commission

The Texas Forensic Science Commission was created by House Bill 1068 (passed during the 2005 Legislative Session); its purpose is to investigate complaints that allege professional negligence or misconduct by a laboratory, facility, or entity that has been accredited by the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety that would substantially affect the integrity of the results of a forensic analysis.

The commission has a duty to report its findings and can order remedial actions to correct deficiencies in forensic analysis. Reporting forms are on the commission’s website, You may contact Leigh Tomlin, the commission coordinator, at 888/296-4232 with questions.