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Kansas House bill influenced by Floyd Bledsoe case to require videotaped interrogations

Source: 
Topeka Capital-Journal
Author: 
Justin Wingerter
Date: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

"Legislation introduced Tuesday, inspired in part by the exoneration of Floyd Bledsoe last December, would require law enforcement agencies to videotape interrogations of murder defendants in Kansas.

Rep. Ramon Gonzalez, R-Perry, introduced House Bill 2593 to mandate recorded interrogations of suspects arrested in connection with capital murder, first-degree murder and second-degree murder.

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Alice Craig, Bledsoe’s attorney with the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence at the University of Kansas, supports the recording of interrogations.

'We cannot say 16 years later how that would have impacted the investigation, but it could not have hurt,' Craig said."

Faculty name: 
Alice Craig