Police address poor suspect interview techniques

Greater
Manchester police have instigated new interview training for officers after a
police chief said some suspects would be ‘better off interviewed by someone who
had watched The Bill’.

Michael
Todd, chief constable of Greater Manchester police, criticised his staff after
hearing taped interviews with burglars.

In
one instance, a suspect was allowed to go free after saying he feared being
attacked if he told police his accomplice’s name.

"I
went absolutely mad," said Mr Todd. "We have since come up with training
for officers."

By Michael Millar

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