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“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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November 2018 – Practicality meets science

I have been complaining about this for 23 years, since the League’s attorney rollout program started in 1995. Officers who have been in a shooting and have been awake for 24 hours cannot give accurate interviews. They should be allowed to sleep before being subjected to the most important interview of their careers. Scientific research supports this. The Department, however, has resisted the science in favor of the theory that officers who are sent home prior to the interview will make up a story and so must be “nailed down” to a version of events prior to their release. This attitude was reinforced by the Consent Decree requirements. Damn the science—full
speed ahead! [Full article]

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