The former chair of the Texas Forensic Science Commission, Austin lawyer Samuel Bassett, today wrote a memo to the Commission urging the panel to provide an in-depth report on the use of flawed arson science in Texas. ““Did the Fire Marshal’s Office commit professional negligence or misconduct in failing to disseminate the new fire science standards in a timely manner?” Bassett asked in a memo. in a timely manner?” Bassett asked in the memo. He also urged the Commission to meet in public instead of holding private secret meetings of the subcommittee considering the Willingham case.
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