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Monday, February 11, 2008

Sullofol County NY PLans to Videotape all Interrogations

From Suffolk, NY's plan to begin videotaping police interrogations of homicide suspects has been several months in the making, and largely prompted by jurors' requests for more transparency in the taking of confessions, Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota said yesterday.

The new protocol was announced Wednesday by County Executive Steve Levy. It should result in stronger evidence and fewer questions about what takes place in an interrogation room, Spota said.

"I just think that this is the natural evolution of the interrogation process," said Spota, who expects to have the new process in place by the end of the year. "And quite frankly, I'm aware that it will increase the public's confidence ... in the integrity of the police's interrogations and their tactics."

Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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