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For the record: Law requires officers to tape interviews with suspected felons

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A new state law that says police should record interviews with anyone arrested for a serious crime means more cost and more work, but Pierce and St. Croix county officers agree it's not all bad.

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"If we have it on tape, it's right out there for everybody to see," said St. Croix County Sheriff Dennis Hillstead. "It makes us better at our job and it can help eliminate those cases... where the defense is claiming there was coercion or there were promises made."

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