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Miami-Dade Police to Record Homicide Suspect Interviews



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    Miami-Dade Police will begin videotaping their entire interviews of suspects in homicide cases, police said.

    The new policy is being put into effect to try to stop claims of false confessions, and will be done with hidden cameras, the Miami Herald reported.

    The department joins other local law enforcement agencies, including Miami Police, Fort Lauderdale Police and the Broward Sheriff's Office in recording homicide suspects.

    Prosecutors pushed for the policy to help in cases and provide jurors with the full police interrogations.

    "Jurors are not as trusting of police officers as they used to be," Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle told the Herald. "And everything now in this technological world is recorded and our jurors expect all that. They see it on TV. And even though some of that is fantasy, the reality is that we do have more technological ability in putting evidence together for presentations to jurors."

    Other investigative bureaus are expected to begin recordings in coming months.

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