This is our second interview with Seth Miller from The Innocence Project in Florida. This time on the overturned murder conviction of Jim Ates after the FBI's comparative bullet lead analysis was disavowed.
Jimmy Ates is just one of roughly 1500 individuals nationwide whose cases were tainted by CBLA, which the FBI now concedes is a junk science. An FBI review of about 115 of those cases has found that CBLA testimony compromised the integrity of at least 80 trials—16 in Florida alone. CBLA is a procedure by which scientists claim to be able to link bullets to a particular batch or box on the basis of their chemical composition.