June 30, 2014

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner Thomas P . Sullivan compares how the practice is bring instituted across the country and explains why he favors state statutes and supreme court rules over guidelines by state law enforcement authorities and/or state police and sheriff associations. “Statewide recording rules applied to custodial questioning have proven successful in thousands of departments located in every corner of our country, from small towns to big cities, in communities with diverse populations, and in departments with less than 10 officers to those with thousands.  This is the most effective, sensible, and economic way to improve the accuracy of a critical aspect of our nation’s criminal justice system,” he comments.