Barbera calls for review of witness-identification guidelines

Chief judge notes 'potential fallability' of identification

Maryland’s top judge called Monday on the state's judiciary to consider easing its outdated deference to eyewitnesses’ identification of criminal defendants, saying research and other states’ courts have found such testimony is often flawed regardless of how certain the witness might be. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera said the state’s jurists have relied ...

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