NYPD Adds Taping, Sparking Discussion of Further Initiatives

, New York Law Journal


New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly's plan to expand the videotaping of interrogations to all 76 precincts is a "major breakthrough" that will likely encourage law enforcement agencies throughout the state to record post-arrest statements, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman said yesterday.

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  • Sid

    When I was an ADA in the 1960s, I requested that this be done. It was rejected because the police did not want to lose confessions. Now, I wonder what the "prep" for the confessions will be, because I really don't think that attitudes have changed in four decades.

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