Police Must Read Suspects Their Rights

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

The Supreme Court is reaffirming that police must tell indicted people of their rights before interrogating them.

Justices have unanimously sided with a Nebraska man who says he was tricked into talking to officers who came to his house to arrest him on drug charges.

Civil liberties groups are relieved. They were worried the high court could roll back some of the protections in its landmark 1966 Miranda ruling that led to the familiar advisory, "You have the right to remain silent."

This is the first of four Miranda rulings expected from the Supreme Court this year.

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