Innocence Commission recommends ways to fix eyewitness identification problems

By JANE MUSGRAVE – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer With law enforcement groups making it clear they won’t accept dictates, the Florida Innocence Commission is treading softly, hoping police voluntarily adopt standards to reduce the chance someone will be wrongly fingered for a crime. In a report released Tuesday, the 22-member commission is recommending police agencies statewide adopt policies to correct problems with eyewitness identification – the single biggest cause of wrongful conviction. Police groups said some provisions, such as requiring an independent examiner conduct line ups, would create hardships for small departments. Experts say there are no-cost ways to make sure examiners don’t accidentally influence the outcome. [Full Story at: http://defender411.us/iEhG38 ]

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Innocence Commission recommends ways to fix eyewitness identification problems