Deceptive interrogation tactics for kids heads to Gov. Lamont's desk

Under the bill, if police lie to an underage suspect, statements made in response would be inadmissible in court.

News 12 Staff

May 31, 2023, 11:59 PM

Updated 316 days ago

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Legislation that puts the brakes on deceptive interrogation tactics for kids is heading to Gov. Lamont's desk.
Under the bill, if police lie to an underage suspect, statements made in response would be inadmissible in court.
"I think this is a bill that will do nothing more than restrict officers in pursuit of their duties," said state Rep. Greg Howard.
"It's not about preventing police from doing their job. It's not about making it harder for police to do their job. What this bill is about is making sure the right person confesses to the crime," said state Rep. Steve Stafstrom.
For adults, the bill also bans coercive interrogation tactics, like depriving a person of food or sleep.


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