Monday, May 09, 2005
~ police departments don't follow witness identification guidelines ~
Mistaken eyewitness identifications helped convict nearly 80 percent of the 157 people nationwide who eventually were exonerated through DNA testing carried out by the New York-based Innocence Project. Other studies also have shown false eyewitness i.d.'s have led to unjust convictions.
Psychological experts on witness issues have found that inadequate, outmoded police procedures are a major part of the problem. Read all about it