Eyewitness Identification Reform in Nevada (2014-2015)

Since 2015, Clark (including Las Vegas) and Washoe (including Reno) counties, which cover 80% of the state’s population, have adopted eyewitness identification policies that include: blind administration, proper fillers, proper witness instructions, witness confidence statements, and a recommendation that lineups be video/audio recorded. Clark and Washoe counties have also adopted policies in show-up identification procedures. Policies adopted: 2014-2015.

Read the Clark county policy.

Read the Washoe county policy.

Read Nevada Law Enforcement Agencies in Reform for Eyewitness Identification.


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