“We conclude that policemen, like teachers and lawyers, are not relegated to a watered-down version of constitutional rights.”
-Garrity v. New Jersey (1967) 385 U.S. 493

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December 2014 – To Those Who Would Be Gods

I appeared at a seminar the other day where the subject was videos. The hot topic was whether to allow an officer to watch a video prior to an interrogation. As you might expect, the majority of the panel members were against it. Various reasons were given, and, of course, everyone swore that they would be reasonable if there was a conflict and by the way, you don’t show the video to the suspect before an interview, so why should you show it to a cop?  [Full article]

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