Divided COA reverses CHINS adjudications

A split appellate panel has reversed two child in need of services adjudications, finding a trial court’s decision was clearly erroneous. However, a lone judge dissented, opining that the Department of Child Services met its burden of proof.

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Appellate court adopts new-crime exception, partially reverses for motorist who wasn’t read Miranda rights

A motorist who denied hitting a police officer’s car but who offered the officer money to pay for the damages won a partial reversal after the Court of Appeals of Indiana found he was subject to custodial interrogation without being given Miranda warnings. But the COA did not allow the suppression of the alleged bribery based on the federal new-crime exception.

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