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Assembly: Interrogations Should be Taped

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The state Assembly has approved legislation urging law enforcement officers to videotape their interrogations; a step the measure€™s supporters say would protect defendants´ rights and avoid frivolous lawsuits against police.

Critics say the bill would help defense attorneys undermine the legitimacy of interrogations that weren€™t videotaped. Today€™s 41-31 vote sends the measure by Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally of Compton to the Senate.