University of Pittsburgh

David Harris on Recording of Police Interrogations

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August 21, 2013

Professor David Harris commented on the recent adoption of a requirement that Pittsburgh Police record interrogations in serious cases such as homicides. Allegheny County District Stephen Zappala announced the requirement earlier this year. Professor Harris wrote about the recording of suspect interrogations in his 2012 book "Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science," and he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he believes recording interrogations will be a big benefit to both suspects and police. "This is a major issue, I think, for all police departments and it is among the more interesting questions faced by law enforcement," he said.

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