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Seattle could outlaw some police interrogation tricks

May 4, 2017
David Kroman

Crosscut - Although the specifics of Seattle Police Department interrogation techniques are vague, the concern is how their use could lead to false confessions and a breach in hard-earned community trust. In response, an effort to rewrite a Seattle Police Department policy to forbid these practices is now in its early stages. The city’s Community Police Commission hopes to work directly with the police department to change rules around interrogation, but it’s not ruling out taking a legislative approach.

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