Misidentification, arrest of Black teen leads to new Colorado law changing a police eyewitness procedure

 

Misidentification, arrest of Black teen leads to new Colorado law changing a police eyewitness procedure

Police often rely on eyewitnesses to identify suspects. But experts say witnessing a crime can be traumatic and the brain is often uncertain on the details. This is especially true when trying to identify suspects with a showup near a crime scene, which usually involves one person versus a group of people in other types of lineups. The misidentification and wrongful arrest of a Black teen led to a grassroots movement in Colorado to change this practice.

Published at Sat, 15 Jan 2022 02:06:50 GMT

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