Here is a link to theDoD “Mills Report.”
What We Found
No law, rule, or regulation specifically required the Services to notify individuals about possibly compromised DNA evidence developed in their cases. Even so:
- Army forwarded two USACIL notifications to Army trial and defense counsel alerting them to the issues and cases involved. Although stressing the notifications met all requirements, Army now plans a “courtesy letter” notification to all possibly affected individuals in Army cases.
- Navy and Air Force notified or attempted to notify all possibly affected individuals in their cases.
- Army ultimately verified or expunged Mills-related data from CODIS. However, seven DNA profiles generated from retesting evidence found in an unsecured USACIL refrigerator years after Mills resigned were deleted only due to our continuing concerns about chain of custody and controls over the evidence involved.
Each Service developed separate, ad hoc processes for identifying individuals and completing notifications. Standard policy or guidance would have ensured individuals were treated consistently across the Services. (Emphasis added.)
The whole report is classified! Whitewash, so much for transparency.