New York State Commission on Forensic Science

On December 11, 2008, Gregory Klees, Firearms and Toolmark Examiner, Forensic Science Laboratory-Washington (FSL-W) and Chair of the Scientific Working Group of Firearm and Toolmarks (SWWGUN) was a speaker and panel participant at the New York Commission on Forensic Science conference in New York City.

Mr. Klees represented and supported the Firearms and Toolmark Identification forensic discipline. Mr. Klees’ participation included a presentation entitled “The Science and Reliability of Firearms and Toolmark Identification” followed by a panel discussion on the current Daubert rulings in the Firearms and Toolmark discipline.

Those providing an opposing view of this discipline were noted defense attorneys including Mr. Barry Scheck from the Innocence Project. The conference was sponsored by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Mr. Klees presentation to the commission can be viewed in the video window below.

The entire meeting webcast can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Mr. Klee's Power-Point presentation can be found in the Appendix-Visual Aids section of the  SWGGUN website Admissibility Resource Kit (ARK).


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