Bezotte appointed to new forensic science task force

State Rep. Bob Bezotte

Rep. Bob Bezotte, a former Livingston County sheriff, has been selected to serve on the new Task Force on Forensic Science by House Speaker Jason Wentworth.

The task force will be housed within the Michigan Department of State Police and include medical practitioners, legal professionals, government officials, academics, private sector experts, and representatives from the Michigan State Police, Michigan Supreme Court, and Attorney General’s office.

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to be part of this task force, and I thank Speaker Wentworth for entrusting me with an appointment,” said Rep. Bezotte. “I’m looking forward to working with all other members of the task force to ensure the standards and practices for forensic evidence remain high in the state of Michigan.”

The task force’s will review the state of forensic science in Michigan and deliver its completed findings and policy recommendations to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer no later than Dec. 31, 2021. The findings will recommend, among other pieces, methodology improvements, processes to address misconduct, and procedures to update stakeholders on developments in forensic science.

On April 2, 2021, Whitmer signed an executive order establishing the task force.

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