Prof. Fred Klein Comments on Convictions Based on Eyewitness Testimony in Sexual Assault Cases

Grope Cases Set Special Challenges

By Tamer El-Ghobashy

The Wall Street Journal

October 12, 2011



Mr. Klein, the Hofstra professor, said prosecutors can still secure convictions based on eyewitness testimony but have to work diligently “to weed out unreliable identifications from reliable ones” when physical evidence or a confession is not available. “If the pattern is very consistent, there might be some circumstantial evidence that a suspect did do it,” he said. “Then a jury does what it wants.”

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