Eyewitness Identification Reform in Hawai’i

Hawai’i has no state law requiring proper eyewitness identification procedures, however the Honolulu Police Department, which covers 80% of the state’s population, has a policy that includes: blind administration, proper use of fillers, proper instructions to the witness, and witness confidence statements. The Honolulu PD policy also includes procedure for show up identifications. Adopted: 2014.

Read the Honolulu PD policy.


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