Eyewitness Identification Decision May Challenge Law Enforcement, P2

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We are continuing our discussion of a recent court ruling, in another state, regarding eyewitness identifications. The defendant in the case was convicted of reckless manslaughter, aggravated assault and weapons possession charges, even though the eyewitness told the court that a detective had “nudged” him to identify the defendant. Court decisions from outside of North
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Eyewitness Identification Decision May Challenge Law Enforcement

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While North Carolina sits out Hurricane Irene, we will turn our attention to the problems with eyewitness identification. Anyone who watches television is familiar with the scenario: The victim’s neighbor is on the stand. The prosecutor asks if she saw the man who assaulted the victim. She points at the defendant and cries, “Yes! That’s
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