Eyewitness Identification Reform in Wisconsin
State statute requires that law enforcement agencies adopt written policies for eyewitness identification, designed to reduce the possibility of wrongful conviction. The state Attorney General’s office offers a series of best practices for agencies to follow. These include: blind administration, sequential presentation, specific instructions to the witness, appropriate filler photo usage and obtaining a confidence statement from witnesses. The Attorney General’s office has also provided trainings and otherwise worked with local jurisdiction to support effective implementation of the reforms. Effective: 2006.