Calif. Law Requires Juvenile Interrogation Videotaping
October 15, 2013
A new California law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday requires police agencies to videotape interrogations of juvenile suspects in homicide cases to prevent false confessions.
The legislation introduced by Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) would offer a check on police conduct, the legislator told the Los Angeles Times.
"One of the worst evils a government can perpetrate is to wrongfully convict an innocent person," Lieu said. "Unfortunately, false confessions are a significant and sometimes only contributor to many wrongful convictions."
Gov. Brown also signed into law Sunday a bill that would give more powers to airport police. The law gives Long Angeles World Airports police the power to remove vehicles and seize weapons or drugs, reports the Daily Breeze.
Displaying 1 - 1 of 1
lg1722 @ 10/21/2013 3:07 PM
And Senator Lieu cites how many examples of these "Worst evils", where the wrong person has been convicted?
Again, please tell me the upside for the police to arrest, prosecute and convict the wrong person. Oh thats right, there is none.
Join the Discussion
Other Recent News
Led by the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime (MOPAC), the Metropolitan Police completed...
Havis Inc., has announced an addition to its series of docking stations designed and...
Emergency response officials in Bonneville County, ID, selected New World Systems to...
The TacView 3.10 is a pole-mounted, IR/color camera that can help you search areas in full...
A Knox County, TN, deputy's body camera helped prove his innocence after he was accused of...