District Attorney James Murphy appointed by Governor to Commission on Forensic Science Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy, III has been appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo as a Member of the Commission on Forensic Science. In making the appointment Cuomo said “I am gratified that you have accepted this reappointment and I am confident you will continue to serve the people of New York with dedication and distinction.” In accepting the appointment, Murphy said “I am honored to have been appointed to the Commission to ensure that we maintain the best practices for all the forensic science labs in New York State. Only by having state of the art labs, vigilant testing and retesting, and disciplined protocols can we ensure that evidence is properly examined and useful in criminal cases.” The 14-member Commission is empowered to develop minimum standards and a program of accreditation for all forensic laboratories in New York State. Accreditation of a forensic DNA laboratory is granted through the seven-member DNA Subcommittee, which also advises the Commission on any matter related to the implementation of scientific controls and quality assurance procedures for the performance of forensic DNA analysis. Murphy joins fellow members: Chair: Michael C. Green, Executive Deputy Commissioner New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Kathleen Corrado, Ph.D., Director Onondaga County Forensic Science Laboratories New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico Albany, New York District Attorney William J. Fitzpatrick Onondaga County Brian J. Gestring, Director DCJS Office of Forensic Services Albany, New York Richard Jenny, Ph.D. New York State Department of Health Albany, New York District Attorney James Murphy Saratoga County Peter J. Neufeld, Esq. New York City Marvin E. Schechter, Esq. New York City Barry E. Scheck, Esq. New York City Marina J. Staji, Ph.D., Director of Toxicology Laboratory Office of the Chief Medical Examiner New York City Ann M. Willey, Ph.D. Chatham, New York Ex-officio: Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH New York State Department of Health Hon. James A. Murphy, III Saratoga County District Attorney Director and Past Chair NYS District Attorney’s Association 25 West High Street Municipal Center Ballston Spa, NY 12020 518-885-2263 wk 518-884-8627 fax DA website: www.jimmurphyda.com Follow me on Twitter: @JimMurphyIII