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<script type="text/javascript" src="/trusted/warnings/display.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript">displayWarning('error');</script> <div id="container"> <div id="content" role="main"> <div id="nav-above" class="navigation"> <div class="nav-previous"><a href="http://www.criminal-attorneywestpalmbeach.com/blog/2013/05/10/palm-beach-sheriff-has-horrible-idea/" rel="prev"><span class="meta-nav">←</span> Palm Beach Sheriff Has Horrible Idea</a></div> <div class="nav-next"><a href="http://www.criminal-attorneywestpalmbeach.com/blog/2013/05/20/death-penalty-criminal-defense-lawyers-william-van-poyck/" rel="next">Death Penalty – Criminal Defense Lawyers – William Van Poyck <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></div> </div><!-- #nav-above --> <div id="post-102" class="post-102 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-uncategorized tag-false-confession tag-interrogation tag-police tag-police-bill-of-rights"> <h1 class="entry-title">INTERROGATION – WHAT POLICE CONSIDER FAIR FOR THEMSELVES</h1> <div class="entry-meta"> <span class="meta-prep meta-prep-author">Posted on</span> <a href="http://www.criminal-attorneywestpalmbeach.com/blog/2013/05/14/interrogation-what-police-consider-fair-for-themselves/" title="1:40 pm" rel="bookmark"><span class="entry-date">May 14, 2013</span></a> <span class="meta-sep">by</span> <span class="author vcard"><a class="url fn n" href="http://www.criminal-attorneywestpalmbeach.com/blog/author/steven-gomberg/" title="View all posts by Steven Gomberg">Steven Gomberg</a></span> </div><!-- .entry-meta --> <div class="entry-content"> <p> Like most of you, I start my morning by reading selected sections of Florida’s statutes. Today I revisited sec. 112.532, the “Police Officers’ Bill of Rights”. When looked at in the light of what police consider appropriate or even necessary tactics when they interrogate suspects, it is nice to know that, when they themselves are investigated the law affords them the following “rights”.</p> <p>1. The interrogation shall be conducted at a reasonable hour</p> <p>2. All questions directed to the officer under interrogation shall be asked by or through one interrogator during any one investigative interrogation</p> <p>3. Before being questioned, the law enforcement officer or correctional officer under investigation must be informed of the nature of the investigation before any interrogation begins, and he or she must be informed of the names of all complainants. All identifiable witnesses shall be interviewed, whenever possible, prior to the beginning of the investigative interview of the accused officer. The complaint, all witness statements, including all other existing subject officer statements, and all other existing evidence, including, but not limited to, incident reports, GPS locator information, and audio or video recordings relating to the incident under investigation</p> <p>4. Interrogating sessions shall be for reasonable periods and shall be timed to allow for such personal necessities and rest periods as are reasonably necessary.</p> <p>5. The law enforcement officer or correctional officer under interrogation may not be subjected to offensive language or be threatened with transfer, dismissal, or disciplinary action. A promise or reward may not be made as an inducement to answer any questions</p> <p>6. The formal interrogation of a law enforcement officer or correctional officer, including all recess periods, must be recorded on audio tape, or otherwise preserved in such a manner as to allow a transcript to be prepared, and there shall be no unrecorded questions or statements. Upon the request of the interrogated officer, a copy of any recording of the interrogation session must be made available to the interrogated officer no later than 72 hours, excluding holidays and weekends, following said interrogation</p> <p> The irony here would be apparent to any criminal lawyer who has experience with “false” confessions made to police by citizens who get none of these protections police demand for themselves. </p> </div><!-- .entry-content --> <div class="entry-utility"> This entry was posted in <a href="http://www.criminal-attorneywestpalmbeach.com/blog/category/uncategorized/" rel="category tag">Uncategorized</a> and tagged <a href="http://www.criminal-attorneywestpalmbeach.com/blog/tag/false-confession/" rel="tag">false confession</a>, <a href="http://www.criminal-attorneywestpalmbeach.com/blog/tag/interrogation/" rel="tag">interrogation</a>, <a href="http://www.criminal-attorneywestpalmbeach.com/blog/tag/police/" rel="tag">police</a>, <a href="http://www.criminal-attorneywestpalmbeach.com/blog/tag/police-bill-of-rights/" rel="tag">police bill of rights</a>. 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