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New Law Requires Police to Record Some Statements


LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan law taking effect this week requires police agencies to make video and audio recordings of statements of those arrested for major crimes.

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports the "custodial interrogation" law takes effect Thursday.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers alike say the aim is to improve the quality and efficiency of justice in Michigan. 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 was signed by Governor Rick Snyder in December. Many law enforcement offices in Michigan already make video and audio recordings.

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