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Police Chiefs Lead Effort to Prevent Wrongful Convictions by Altering Investigative Practices

 

Police Chiefs Lead Effort to Prevent Wrongful Convictions by Altering Investigative Practices

 
December 2, 2013— from The Washington Post
 
The nation's police chiefs will call Tuesday for changes in the way they conduct investigations as a way to prevent wrongful convictions, including modifying eyewitness identification.
 
In a joint effort with the Justice Department and the Innocence Project, an advocacy group for prisoners seeking exoneration through DNA testing, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will urge police departments nationwide to adopt new guidelines for conducting photo lineups, videotaping witness interviews and corroborating information from jailhouse informants, among 30 recommendations.
 
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