Friday, January 15, 2010

9th Circuit: Police Can Be Sued for Coercive Interrogation of Teenage Murder Suspect

"A 9th Circuit panel on Thursday reinstated many of the legal claims of a California man, who, as a 14-year-old, falsely confessed to killing his younger sister after grueling and coercive police interviews. Writing for a unanimous panel, Judge Sidney Thomas said the marathon questioning of Michael Crowe and his accused accomplice 'shocks the conscience.' Describing the teenagers as being 'cajoled, threatened, lied to, and relentlessly pressured,' the judge wrote, ''Psychological torture' is not an inapt description.'"

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