August 21st, 2014
10:20 PM ET

How reliable are eyewitnesses?

Several eyewitnesses have stepped forward with their accounts of the altercation between Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson. One thing that stands out: none of the accounts agrees precisely with all the others. Some paint entirely different pictures of what happened. AC360 assembled several witness accounts so you can see for yourself.

Anderson discussed the reliability of eyewitnesses with Iowa State University psychology professor Gary Wells, who has written extensively on the subject.

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  1. dc3gal

    It's amazing how the same people say they saw what happened but it comes out different for each. In my line of work with customers, it blows me away how I say one thing and the customer repeats back something totally opposite of what I just said and I might have to say it 3 or 4 times before they get it.

    August 24, 2014 at 1:35 am |

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