Rule requires suspect interview recordings in felony cases


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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A court mandate is requiring Utah's law enforcement agencies to record interviews with people suspected of felonies.

KUTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1WkQLX7) that the mandate also requires that those recordings are made available to the court.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says the new rule preserves testimony at a time when technology makes the process fairly easy.

Law enforcement agencies without body cameras for all officers can use audio recording devices or interview rooms.

Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder says there will be costs for some agencies, but that the courts are moving in a positive direction.

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Information from: KUTV-TV, http://www.kutv.com/

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