Police lineups; establishes a uniform procedure to be used by all law-enforcement agencies. (HB207)

Introduced By

Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Conduct of police lineups.  Establishes a uniform procedure to be used in all lineups by all law-enforcement agencies intended to ensure maximum accuracy of the procedure. The bill requires that the person who administers the lineup be a person who is not involved in the investigation of the criminal incident at issue and who does not know the identity of the suspect, that only one photograph or person is displayed to the eyewitness at a time, that all information about the suspect is kept from the eyewitness, that the lineup be recorded by videotape, audiotape or in writing by the administrator, and that the quality of the procedures used is subject to review in court by the finder of fact. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100263D
01/08/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/25/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB207)
02/03/2010Continued to 2011 in Courts of Justice


Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

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