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Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Doubts About Gun Toolmark Testing Prompt Judge To Limit Expert's Opinions

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Mindful of a new report refuting the validity of firearms toolmark analysis, a New York federal judge on Nov. 26 allowed an expert witness for the government to testify but made clear that the expert cannot opine that a shell found at a crime scene definitively came from the defendant's gun (United States v. Alonzo Shipp, No. 1:19-cr-29, E.D. N.Y., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 205397).
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