Bills Before Governor Would Help Avoid False Convictions

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Last year, Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed bills designed to prevent wrongful convictions in California. Three new bills are now on his desk after passage this year. They would require police to record interrogations in cases of violence and murder, require the testimony of jailhouse informants to be corroborated and set up a task force to establish guidelines for line-ups and the use of photographs to identify suspects.

Credits

Guest:
John Van De Kamp - Former 2-term Att'y General of California; former DA of the County of Los Angeles; first Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Andrea Brody