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City police planning new suspect identification process
City police planning new suspect identification process

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said Thursday that he is planning to change the way police get eyewitnesses to pick out suspects, citing research that shows current techniques can lead to cases of mistaken identity. Batts said he wants officers to show witnesses one picture of a possible suspect at a time, instead of in groups. He said the change, along with a few others. could significantly improve the reliability of the identifications that police use to make their cases. "What I'm going to introduce to the Baltimore Police Department … is to continue to bring cameras into interview rooms and make sure that we document and we record those interviews so...

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