Conneticut is considering a bill that would require the recording of interrogations of people accused of capital felonies or class A or B felonies.
This sounds like a good thing:
Under the bill, any statement made during a police interrogation “at a place of detention” would not be admissible as evidence in a criminal proceeding if it there is no audiovisual recording of the comments. The recording cannot be intentionally altered.
And what is another way of guessing it might be good? Well, the prosecutors and cops don’t like it:
The Division of Criminal Justice and the state police oppose the bill. They raised concerns about the expense involved and how it could hinder interrogation techniques.
[Posted by Dave Krueger]