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An editorial in Monday's New York Times says New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is headed in the right direction to strengthen law enforcement's ability to exonerate the innocent and convict the guilty. Last year, he passed a criminal justice package in the Legislature that omitted important fixes that would greatly reduce wrongful convictions. This year, he is building on recommendations by the Innocence Project and the New York Bar Association's Task Force on Wrongful Convictions to pass reforms that would improve the way police conduct interrogations and identification procedures. The New York Times writes:>/p>
Read the full editorial.
Read about how mandatory recording of interrogations can help prevent wrongful convictions based on false confessions.
Read about reforms to prevent eyewitness misidentification.