Police did not Honor Request to Remain Silent – State v. Burno-Taylor

On Friday, in State v. Burno-Taylor, the Appellate Division reversed the denial of a motion to suppress evidence of a confession based upon the failure of the State to scrupulously honor the defendant’s request to remain silent. Note in the opinion that the Appellate Division relied upon the video of the confession and overruled the Law Division based upon the lower court’s misinterpretation of the applicable law as opposed to its factual findings based on the tape.

Download a copy of State v. Burno-Taylor.

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