Three bills on Governor's desk
Three of the most common causes of wrongful conviction are mistaken eyewitness identification, false confessions, and fabricated statements of informants.
California is poised to address all three of those problems, through major criminal justice reform bills now sitting on the Governor's desk. The bills would:
- require electronic recording of police interrogations in serious felony cases (Senate Bill 511)
- appoint a task force to draft guidelines for police line-up procedures to increase the accuracy of eyewitness identifications (Senate Bill 756)
- require the corroboration of testimony from jailhouse informants (Senate Bill 609)