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NCJ Number: 77647 Find in a Library
Title: Adversaries - Miranda Interrogation
Corporate Author: Michigan Media
United States of America
Date Published: 1967
Sponsoring Agency: Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Michigan Media
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Roscoe Pound-American Trial Lawyers Foundation
Washington, DC 20007
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Part of a series of training demonstrations by practicing trial lawyers and law enforcement officers in a criminal prosecution, this film discusses police questioning of a suspect in accordance with the 1966 Supreme Court Miranda ruling.
Abstract: At the beginning of the film, the two detectives from the Ann Arbor Police Department (Michigan) advise the suspect of his right to remain silent, his right to an attorney including a court-appointed one, and his right to know that any statement he may make can be used against him in a court of law. In the initial 30 minutes of questioning, the detectives try to establish where the suspect was at the time of the alleged robbery and murder at the Big Ten Party Store and Beverage House in Ann Arbor. The detectives then tell the suspect the details of the robbery and have him booked and taken to the county jail. Before the detectives continue questioning the suspect several hours later, they again read him a statement of his rights. The detective explains that the gun and the rope that were used in the robbery can be traced. In addition, a witness identifies the suspect in a police lineup as the man he saw leaving the store. The suspect then dictates a formal statement of his role in the alleged robbery and murder but accuses a 16-year-old accomplice of placing the gag in the mouth of the proprietor during the robbery. The detective requests a key and a letter of consent from the suspect to search the premises where the proceeds of the robbery have been hidden. The film emphasizes the procedure followed by the detective before taking the statement: identifying everyone in the room, noting the time, and reading the suspect his rights. For related films in this series, see NCJ 77644-46 and NCJ 77648-59.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Criminal investigation; Michigan; Miranda rights; Police legal limitations; Police responsibilities; Suspect interrogation
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