Many law enforcement agencies do not follow a law designed to prevent innocent people from being locked up in prison, according to a study by the Ohio Innocence Project.
The law, passed in 2010, requires law enforcement agencies to use “blind” suspect lineups in which the investigator or officer administering the lineup either isn’t involved in the case or doesn’t know the identity of the suspect. Law enforcement can also use a photo lineup technique in which only the witness can see the pictures to ensure they aren’t biased. It also recommends, but doesn’t require, recording interrogations.
About two-thirds of the 156 law enforcement agencies responding to a survey by the Innocence Project, based at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and the School of Criminal Justice, said they have a