Mich. law requires police to video record interviews
It takes away the guesswork for the jury and for the prosecution if all interviews are recorded
By Jameson Cook
The Oakland Press
MICHIGAN – A new state law requires police agencies to video and audio record statements of those arrested for major crimes, although many of them already do.
The new “custodial interrogation” law, which takes effect Thursday, will improve the quality and efficiency of justice in Michigan, say attorneys from both prosecution and defense side. Some say the law should go even further by including all arrests and heightening the penalty for those who fail to adhere to the new rule.
The law requires the recording for police departments armed with the proper equipment as outlined by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards.