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

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.

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

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