New York State Funding Video Interrogation Equipment for Local LEOs

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the State is offering $700,000 in grants to local law enforcement agencies for the purpose of purchasing or upgrading video interrogation equipment. The ability to video record interrogations is a practice widely recognized as enhancing the fairness and effectiveness of the criminal justice system.

“With these grants, New York State is giving local law enforcement the resources they need to enhance the integrity, fairness and effectiveness of our criminal justice system,” Governor Cuomo said. “The practice of video recording interrogations helps prevent wrongful convictions and at the same time, protects investigators from false allegations. These grants will provide an important and recognized tool to law enforcement agencies that will help better protect our communities.”


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