A Plan to Combat Mistaken Identifications and False Confessions

After years of debate and study, a rare coalition of the New York State Bar Association, the District Attorneys Association of New York and the Innocence Project proposed on Tuesday that the state adopt practices to reduce the chances that juries would be swayed by mistaken eyewitnesses or false confessions.

In effect, the proposals would require investigators to treat the words of witnesses and suspects as if they were another kind of trace evidence subject to contamination.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/06/03/nyregion/a-plan-to-combat-mistaken-identifications-and-false-confessions.html

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