Brickbat: Modern Technology
Two years ago, in a report to the federal Department of Justice, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said that the drug field tests it used were unreliable. Legal substances caused false positive results, and the officers using them misinterpreted the results. In fact, the department's crime lab has wanted to abandon the kids since 2010. But the department continues to use those tests. Indeed, it has even expanded their use since that report was written.