‘‘I hope the system isn’t treating the evidence against her the way she treated the evidence against several thousand defendants,’’ said defense attorney John T. Martin, who has a client who was allowed to withdraw his guilty plea based on concerns over Dookhan’s work.
Dookhan was suspended from lab duties after getting caught forging a colleague’s initials on paperwork in June 2011. She resigned in March as the Department of Public Health investigated. The lab was run by the department until July 1, when state police took over as part of a state budget directive.
Niedowski reported from Franklin. Associated Press writer Bridget Murphy contributed to this report.