Eyewitness Identification Reform in New Hampshire
In 2015, the New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General issued a robust model policy for conducting scientifically sound eyewitness identification protocol. The policy was the result of close collaboration between the AG’s office and the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police who consulted both the Innocence Project as well as national law enforcement leaders while crafting the policy.
In 2018, the state legislature passed a statute requiring state, county, and local law enforcement agencies conducting eyewitness identification procedures to adopt written policies that conform to the standards and procedures established by the Attorney General’s model policy. Effective: 2019.