Better Witness ID Methods Sought By Ma. DA

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Responding to a series of wrongful convictions in Massachusetts, Norfolk District Attorney William Keating wants the 27 police departments in his county to abandon the traditional way of conducting lineups and the photograph displays that crime witnesses are shown to identify suspects, reports the Boston Globe. Keating wants police officers conducting lineups not to know which person is the actual suspect, so that the witness is not influenced, deliberately or accidentally, by the officer's reaction. Witnesses would be shown photographs of suspects one at a time, instead of in groups, a method approved by the U.S. Justice . . .

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