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Professors, Student Provide Testimony to Senate Committee

March 5th, 2014

Prof. Paul J. Litton & Prof. Robney Uphoff

Prof. Rod Uphoff and Prof. Paul Litton recently testified before the Missouri Senate’s Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee in support of Senate Bill 732, introduced by Sen. Joseph Keaveny.

In their testimony, the professors explained that the bill would require law enforcement agencies to “adopt practices shown by reliable evidence to enhance the accuracy of identification procedures and minimize mistaken identifications.” The bill would also require the preservation of biological evidence secured during investigation of serious felonies and provide greater incentive for police departments to video record custodial interrogations.

Third-year student Scott Sergent, a former Columbia police officer, provided written testimony in support of bill, stating that it would improve the reliability of convictions without diminishing public safety.