October 30, 2013

Partner Thomas P. Sullivan co-authored a blog in the Huffington Post that argues that the three major federal investigative agencies of the Department of Justice should increase their use of recording suspects’ interrogations.  Titled “False Confession Case Should Lead Federal Investigative Agencies to Start Recording Suspects' Interrogations,” the article observes that the FBI, DEA and ATF are “out of tune” with the current best practice for questioning suspects: recording the interrogations electronically, preferably by video.  “The time has come for all federal law enforcement agencies to act on their own volition to start recording interrogations,” the authors write.  Written with Steven A. Drizin, a Northwestern University law professor, the article notes that Tom has been a leading advocate for electronic recording of interrogations for more than a decade.