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David Harris on Why NYPD Should Record Interrogations

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September 4, 2012

In an op-ed in the New York Daily News, Professor David Harris argues that the New York Police Department needs to record all interrogations, as a small but growing number of police departments already do in the U.S.  The recent case in which the NYPD arrested the killer of young Etan Patz in a notorious cold case is a great example.  "Good thing the interrogation took place in New Jersey — where police record confessions regularly. If it had happened in New York City, where the NYPD rarely records interrogations in homicides or any type of case, there’d probably be no recording. That needs to change."

See Professor Harris's New York Daily News op-ed here.

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