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'CSI effect' leads NYPD to videotape interviews

Officers have recorded about 300 interviews so far in the pilot program, which covers felony assaults in four precincts


By Sally Goldenberg
The New York Post

NEW YORK — The NYPD will expand citywide its pilot program of videotaping the interrogations of many suspects, The Post has learned.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, in remarks prepared for a speech today at the Carnegie Council, says, "We believe there's a growing expectation on the part of juries that interviews be recorded. Call it part of the 'CSI' effect."

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