NY1 At 20: 1996 Report Shows Fallout Over NYPD's Use Of Minors In Lineups
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As NY1 News revisits its 20-year history, the station looks back at reporter Carol Anne Ridell's January 7, 1996 story on the backlash over the NYPD's use of minors in police lineups without their parents' consent.
The issue resurfaced again in 2001, when two 15-year-old boys told NY1 that police officers offered them $10 to be in a lineup. However, a detective at the precinct realized they were underage. In response, the NYPD said it would take the necessary steps to make sure it did not happen again.