December 05, 2014

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner Thomas P. Sullivan explains that the United States Department of Justice historically required FBI, ATF, and DEA agents to make handwritten notes of their interviews with arrested persons and then transfer those notes into typewritten reports. The new policy requires agents to electronically record their interviews.  Tom summarizes the policy and its exceptions.  He concludes that this policy will “undoubtedly lend support and impetus to ongoing efforts to persuade legislatures to enact recording legislation in the states that have not already done so.”