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Improper Police Identification Procedures

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For years, the defense has been complaining about improperly suggestive police lineups.  Generally, these complaints have about the same gravity as other defense criticisms of the police  --  that is, apart from their merit (usually none), they're designed to do something, anything, to change the subject away from the client's behavior when he knocked over the gas station, raped the 12 year-old, or what have you.

Still, there are instances when these criticisms are on the money, and I found one today.  It was signaled by this entry from the Montgomery County, Maryland, Police Department:

The MCP Officer walked into the room to view the lineup volunteers. At that moment, the Officer realized that auto-correct had changed the word "PERP" to "PEEP" throughout his entire burglary report.

You can see following the break just how bad it was.

    1. Photo: "The MCP Officer walked into the room to view the lineup volunteers.  At that moment, the Officer realized that auto-correct had changed the word "PERP" to "PEEP" throughout his entire burglary report."


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