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N.J. Makes It Easier for Defendants to Challenge Police Witness Interviews

August 25, 2011  | 

A New Jersey Supreme Court decision will give criminal defendants greater latitude to challenge police witness interviews by setting up a special hearing whenever a defendant presents evidence that a witness's identification of a suspect was influenced by an officer.

Evidence presented could include police behavior or factors such as lighting, the time that had elapsed since the crime or whether the victim felt stress at the time of the identification.

Source: New York Times

Tags: Witnesses


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Morning Eagle @ 8/26/2011 3:26 AM

As usual the NJ Supreme Court can be depended on to protect the accused and set up procedures to make the job of the police ever more difficult. What an open invitation to defense attorneys to delay bringing their innocent victim of the police to trial by filing challenges whether justified or not.

Ex-NJ 50 @ 8/26/2011 4:20 AM

Business as usual in the People's Republic of New Jersey. Somethings just don't change.

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