Principle: When circumstances require the prompt display of a single
suspect to a witness, challenges to the inherent suggestiveness of the
encounter can be minimized through the use of procedural safeguards.
Policy: The investigator should use procedures that avoid unnecessary
Procedure: When conducting a showup, the investigator should?
Determine and document, prior to the showup, a description of the
Consider transporting the witness to the location of the detained
suspect to limit the legal impact of the suspect?s detention.
|There are likely to be legal restrictions concerning transporting
suspects to the scene. Local/jurisdictional laws or policies should
be consulted and followed. Other issues that may be involved
with bringing the suspect to the scene include potential contamination
of the scene or exposure to media or multiple witnesses.