As of July 1, the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services has promulgated new model policies regarding eyewitness identification, including photo line-ups, following a study that was done showing how many mistaken IDs there are. By statute, all police departments are required to have a policy regarding both live and photo line-ups 19.2-390.02, though the DCJS study found that several departments did not.
here’s the link to the new policies:
and the study, along with a couple of articles:
h/t Valerie L’Herrou
Assistant Public Defender
Charlottesville Office of the Public Defender