Wisconsin’s Juvenile Interrogation Practices Under Fire

Tony Galli, WKOW •

“We believed that an extraordinary travesty of justice occurred in that case,” says attorney Marsha Levick of the Philadelphia-based Juvenile Law Center.

“We also, unfortunately, know of many situations where parents, I think not surprisingly, tell their children to tell the truth,” Levick says.  When 27 News pressed Levick about why truthful responses would not be a good outcome, she said there’s more nuance to an interrogation and parents “…don’t appreciate the consequences or the pitfalls that children can face during the course of an interrogation.”

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