John Burkoff on Eyewitness Testimony in Criminal Cases

Professor John Burkoff was interviewed by Pittsburgh television station WTAE in connection with an allegation that local prosecutors are coercing a witness to testify in a homicide case.

University of Pittsburgh law professor John Burkoff says that [an alleged witness who denies that he saw the crime occur] happens frequently, and it’s not easy for prosecutors.

“Most of the people who are eyewitnesses to criminal activity are not nuns and priests, and people who we would think would be mostly telling the truth,” Burkoff said. University of Pittsburgh law professor John Burkoff says that happens frequently, and it’s not easy for prosecutors.

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