Police Work



GUEST: Brandon Garrett, Professor of Law at the University of Virginia. His latest book is Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecution Goes Wrong.


TOPIC:  Garrett is the author of a new study that reveals an alarming majority of police agencies in Virginia still refuse to adopt best practices in identifying suspects.  “More than nine in 10 Virginia police agencies have failed to fully implement guidelines for police lineups and other eyewitness interviewing techniques despite a 2005 state law and several wrongful convictions tied to misidentifications.” (Washington Post, Read more).


ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE:  Friday, August 30, 2013.