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UVA Law School Share in Grant to Improve Eyewitness IDs

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UVA Law Professor Brandon Garrett UVA Law Professor Brandon Garrett
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

The University of Virginia School of Law is sharing in a $1.4 million grant to help end the problem of putting the wrong people behind bars.

UVA Law Professor Brandon Garrett says inaccurate eyewitness identifications are a leading cause of wrongful convictions. He's working with other UVA researchers as well as a professor in Utah.

The research team will consult with law enforcement, judges, lawyers, and other experts as part of a three year research process.

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