Police Videotaping Should Be Mandatory
A Sept. 21 article in the Law Journal, "NYPD Adds Taping, Sparking Discussion of Further Initiatives," described Commissioner Raymond Kelly's plan to expand the videotaping of interrogations to all 76 precincts. Although the New York County Lawyers' Association (NYCLA) supports the NYPD's plan, the association calls for legislation to mandate law enforcement agencies to videotape in their entirety the custodial interrogations of crime suspects, or audiotape if videotaping is impractical.
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