what should happen to police that coerce confessions?

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    watching a show now and the cops interrogated a father whose young daughter was murdered. They interrogated him for 14 hours straight, refused him access to his family or attorney, one of the officers threatened him with rape in prison every night if he didn't confess, and then after 13 hours of interogating they hooked him up to polygraph even though we was under obvious duress after so long and so harsh of interrogation. they also got crime scene photos of the dead daughter and taunted him with them until he "confessed"....

    is this how interrogations are supposed to work and is this justice?
     
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    No it is not, and those police should be put in prison themselves.
     
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    no physical contact? no water boarding or anything like that? Do it.
     
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    If brought to trial based on the confession, the jury should be exposed to the entire fourteen hour interrogation. If the whole thing wasn't recorded and saved for the jury, it should be thrown out.

    Police absolutely do not want interrogation practices made public If they were, then everyone would understand just what a crock of shit they are.
     
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    14 hours may or may not violate current con law standards; they change so much only a criminal lawyer can keep up.

    No, the cops cannot threaten to do bodily harm. Making predictions of violence by inmates is a murky area.

    I cannot see any interrogation lasting past the point when the prisoner asks for an attorney. Any confession given after he invokes his rights should be discarded.

    Using the crime scene photos and a polygraph seem cruel, but cops merely acting "in a cruel manner" might not be enough to invalidate a confession.

     
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    On what charge, Quantum Windbag?
     
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    put in prison?

    yeah, until it's YOUR child that is missing and then you would want a suspect water boarded to find out what he knows. So easy to judge something you have no knowledge of.
     
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    Abuse of power, or whatever they call it in different states.
     
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    I would not want the state to do it.
     
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    nope. I would never compromise our laws and values no matter the emotional appeal. also in this case the daughter was murdered not missing & it was the father of the girl killed
     

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