A Maryland state lawmaker who backs laws intended to shield children from coercive questioning by police and prosecutors while in custody thinks there’s no reason to make adjustments. Some prosecutors cite the Child Interrogation Protection Act as a reason for an uptick in crime. The law requires police and prosecutors to contact a parent or guardian of a child in custody, and to instruct that the child can have a lawyer if they choose.
Maryland State Sen. Carter says no updates needed to child interrogation laws
October 10, 2023