Law enforcement agencies across our state are conducting police line-ups a little bit differently these days.
Lenoir County authorities showed us how the new changes that went into effect March 1st will aid in accurately identifying suspects or persons of interest in a specific case. The old method allowed the investigating officer to administer either the live or photo line-up. The new law calls for an impartial administrator to present the line-up. It also requires fillers to be placed into a lineup. These are people that resemble the suspect or person of interest.
In the past and currently in several other states, random people chosen for a police lineup do not have to look like the person of interest.