National / Crime & Legal Apr 23, 2015

Police expand recording of entire interrogations

There were 575 cases in fiscal 2014 of police recording a suspect's entire interrogation, up sharply from a year earlier but still only 17.2 percent of cases subject to lay judge trials, preliminary data from the National Police Agency showed Thursday. It was a nearly ...

National May 1, 2014

Justice wants opt-outs for interrogation tapes

The Justice Ministry has proposed that several exceptions be made to efforts to record interrogations by investigative authorities across the nation, while mandating that such recordings cover the entire interrogations process. At a meeting Wednesday of a special panel of the ministry's Legislative Council, which ...