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Forum Post: City police planning new suspect identification process

Posted 7 years ago on March 30, 2013, 11:40 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said Thursday that he is planning to change the way police get eyewitnesses to pick out suspects, citing research that shows current techniques can lead to cases of mistaken identity.

Batts said he wants officers to show witnesses one picture of a possible suspect at a time, instead of in groups. He said the change, along with a few others. could significantly improve the reliability of the identifications that police use to make their cases.

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The article was acquired via the Innocence Project which has an article on Eyewitness Identification and you will notice that there are recommendations and reform measures at the bottom.



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