Letter supporting funding for recording equipment

The Wisconsin Supreme Court and Wisconsin State Legislature recently implemented new requirements for electronically recording custodial interrogations.  The Wisconsin Criminal Justice Study Commission supports electronic recording, because it will help the criminal justice system convict the guilty, and only the guilty.

However, because the funding provided by the legislature is insufficient to cover law enforcement's costs in implementing recording, law enforcement agencies will need to request additional funding from local government.  The Wisconsin Criminal Justice Study Commission has drafted a letter supporting such requests for local funding.  To request that a copy of the letter be sent by the Commission to a local funding entity, please contact the Commission's staff attorney, Byron Lichstein, at bclichstein@wisc.edu or 608-265-2741. 

Log in to edit