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Senate Bill 0574

Senate Bill 0574

ARCHIVE (2007)

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Innocence review commission; interrogations. Requires state and local law enforcement agencies to electronically record custodial interrogations of suspects during felony investigations. Requires the agencies to retain copies of custodial interrogations for certain periods. Provides that any statements made by a suspect that are in violation of the custodial interrogation requirements are inadmissible in a felony prosecution against the suspect. Provides for certain exceptions. Establishes the innocence review commission ("commission") to consider claims of individuals convicted of a felony who assert: (1) complete innocence of criminal responsibility for the felony; and (2) credible, verifiable evidence of innocence that was not previously considered at trial or in a hearing for post-conviction relief. Provides that if the commission votes that an individual has a claim of factual innocence, the state public defender shall file a petition for post- conviction relief on the individual's behalf.
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    In Committee - first House
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