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DNA exonerations highlight flaws in eyewitness identifications

The Dallas Morning News spent months looking at Dallas County's 19 DNA exonerations as well as current felony cases in an investigation that highlights flaws in the witness identification process.  Despite known problems with eyewitness testimony, police and prosecutors still rely upon it to secure convictions.  "The fallibility of eyewitness testimony revealed by DNA exonerations in Dallas County and nationwide is not a relic of the past. Police and prosecutors still depend on the same discredited identification procedures to ensure convictions today. "

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