Confusion Still Reigns on Public Safety Statements

First of all, if you search for the words “public safety statement” through all of the cases, both state and federal, in the United States, you will get no hits. In other words, there is no case law on what we call a public safety statement. So where did it come from? It came as an exception to the requirement to Mirandize an in-custody suspect. In other words, “public safety” excused compliance with Miranda.