Expert Witness Criticized in Nifong Disbarment Hearing
Brain Meehan, Director of DNA Security Inc., is often called upon as an expert witness . Unfortunately, the DNA expert witness lost some credibility when his testimony was criticized in Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong's disbarment hearing. As reported in The News & Observer:
Lawyers on both sides and the panel chairman criticized his testimony during the hearing. From the moment Meehan stepped down through the end of the hearing, Williamson derided the scientist's testimony, referring to him as "Mr. Obfuscation" and calling the scientist an "erratic witness at best." Even Nifong's attorney stated that "I wouldn't make much out of what Dr. Meehan said." Meehan can expect those comments to come up when he's cross-examined in any future cases.