Surfaced Photos Reveal Tampering of Crime Scene Evidence

In this photo taken by freelance photographer Pedro Polakoff immediately after Officer Daniel Faulkner and Mumia Abu-Jamal were shot but suppressed by the DA and never made public until May 2006, Officer James Forbes holds both Abu-Jamal’s and Faulkner’s guns in his bare hand, touching the metal parts. This contradicts his later court testimony that he had preserved the ballistics evidence by not touching the metal parts. This is the photo that had never been published in the U.S. until it appeared on the front page of the SF Bay View on Oct. 24, 2007. – Photo: © Pedro P. Polakoff III”