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Illinois Bans Police from Lying to Minors During Interrogations

HeadlineJul 19, 2021

Illinois has become the first U.S. state to ban law enforcement from lying and using other deceptive methods when interrogating minors. The ban goes into effect in January, and it will prohibit law enforcement agents from falsely promising leniency or claiming to have incriminating evidence when they don’t. These methods are still largely allowed in the U.S., often leading to false confessions, with minors and people with intellectual disabilities particularly vulnerable.

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