Forensic expert at David Eastman trial was a self-declared 'police witness'

By Christopher Knaus
Updated April 23 2018 - 9:04pm, first published February 20 2014 - 3:00am

The key forensic expert who produced damning evidence against David Harold Eastman was secretly recorded assuring a senior detective he was a ''police witness''. The expert also told the Australian Federal Police they needed to ''put a brake'' on other forensic scientists criticising his work, saying ''we don't want these bastards putting things in writing''.

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