NY Police Agencies Required to Record Suspect Interrogations
As of April 1, 2018, the state of New York joined the 24 other states mandating video recording for custodial interrogations. The law states that any custodial interrogation for serious crimes must be recorded by a video recording device. In the event that a recording has failed to take place, the court can determine that a confession is inadmissible as evidence.
Many local police departments are ahead of the curve when it comes to recording. They already know the value it brings to an investigation. A large number of police departments in New York have been recording long before this law came into effect.
We applaud New York passing the requirement to record interrogations. Now all law enforcement agencies in the state can be on the same page when it comes to recording policy.
Which state will be next?
As this topic echoes across the country, we see more and more states pass interrogation recording laws. Courts, district attorneys and law enforcement agencies know the value of a video recorded confession is priceless. Why? Because juries now expect nothing less.