Video recording of caution interviews was not accepted by many Police Officers
August 25, 2019 4:45 pm
The introduction of the first hour procedure and video recording of caution interviews were not welcomed by many Police Officers.
This was revealed by the Assistant Police Commissioner Itendra Nair who says that many officers did not agree with caution interviews being recorded as for many years they have relied on face to face interviews with suspects.
Nair says this was a huge challenge for them.
“You know if you go and uproot a tradition and culture which has existed in an organization for more than 50 years or so there will be resistance to change. I was born into this culture of recording caution interviews seated face to face with suspects and using pen and paper. We are now moving away from that because it now makes our officers more professional and there is no shortcuts.”
He says video recording of caution interviews ensures that officers are well prepared when they question suspects.
Nair also stated that the introduction of the first hour procedure and video recording of caution interviews has seen a huge reduction in complaints against the Police.