48 Hours
March 29th, 2006

Remember the 48 hour rule? It gave New York City police 48 hours to talk to their own lawyers before answering questions from department investigators, and so according to critics, helped officers cover up their crimes and improprieties. Yesterday the state’s highest court issued a decision (in pdf format) that ends the controversial rule.

Those who are justifiably suspicious of the fuzz will rejoice at the demise of the 48-hour rule, writes Jarrett Murphy in Power Plays. There’s no denying it looked damn fishy in cases like Diallo. But as a practical matter, it’s also undeniable that many New York cops feel their rights as workers are under fire.

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