Crime Disability Japan

Survey reports 1500 police interrogations of intellectually disabled people in Japan were not ‘taped’ in fiscal year 2018

“[F]ull recording was conducted in 3,479 of a total of 4,979 cases of questioning on suspects mainly with intellectual disabilities in fiscal 2018.”

From Jiji Press via The Japan News

May 25th 2019

TOKYO — Japanese Police fully taped 87.6 percent of their interrogations in criminal cases subject to lay judge trials in fiscal 2018, a National Police Agency survey showed on Thursday.

The police across the country, on a trial basis, started full audio and video recording of interrogations in October 2016, ahead of the revised Code of Criminal Procedure going into effect on June 1 to oblige them in principle to tape full questioning sessions for criminal suspects to be tried under the lay judge system.

“As interrogators are increasingly getting used to being taped, we wouldn’t be confused much [by the implementation of the law],” an NPA official said.

The survey also found that full recording was conducted in 3,479 of a total of 4,979 cases of questioning on suspects mainly with intellectual disabilities in fiscal 2018.

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