Legality of detective procedures
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QuestionCountry: United States of America
Is it legal for the detectives in charge of a case to take pictures of marks on a suspect, show it to a witness prior to the witness selecting a potential suspect and then bring in a potential suspect to have the witness identify the very same marks seen? Is there any laws against this that can be referenced for the state of Virginia? (Newport News)
AnswerNo--that identification would almost surely be thrown out by the judge if challenged...
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