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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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SCOTUS hears case over deputy who didn’t read Miranda rights

Everyone knows police aren’t supposed to question suspects without reading them their Miranda rights. But what happens when law enforcement officers don’t first read suspects their rights? The Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled with whether a sheriff’s deputy can be sued for money damages for violating the rights of a hospital employee who was accused of sexually assaulting a patient.

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