Adrian Thomas verdict could set precedent

TROY, N.Y. – The decision to disallow the initial interrogation video and confession during Adrian Thomas’ retrial has some people questioning what that could mean for future cases and police interrogations.

Former prosecutor and defense attorney Arnold Proskin said the ruling does set a precedent but a good one.

“It happens a lot where police so-called con you, and that’s what happened there,” he said. “And I think the appellate division did the right thing. You can’t get a person in and take advantage of them…I think most of our police agencies, though, don’t do that.”

Although they might avoid telling lies, Proskin said the ruling won’t stop investigators from trying to scare a suspect during interrogations.

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