The Governor of North Carolina recently signed into law three bills that aim to prevent wrongful convictions. The laws implement procedures that MAIP has long advocated, including a requirement that in-person lineups and photo arrays be conducted by a neutral administrator who does not know which participant is the suspect. The bills also require the recording of custodial interrogations in homicide cases and the preservation of evidentiary material that could contain DNA. You can access these new laws by clicking on the links below.
HB 1625 (eyewitness ID): *Signed 8/23/07
HB 1626 (recording of interrogations): *Signed 8/23/07
HB 1500 (DNA access/preservation of evidence): *Signed 8/31/07