Friday, March 6, 2009

HB0116 Recording of Custodial Interrogations

HB0116 Recording of Custodial Interrogation.
Sponsored by: MERCER
An act relating to criminal procedure; requiring electronic recording of custodial interrogations as specified; establishing procedures for interrogations of suspects; prohibiting the admission in court of statements that were not recorded as specified; providing exceptions; providing definitions; and providing for an effective date.

SUPPORT. Failed. The committee testimony from law enforcement was that most agencies recorded testimony but did not want laws that said they had to. We think this type of legislation would be a protection for both law enforcement and those being interrogated, and should be mandatory for all law enforcement agencies.

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