Vega v. Tekoh

Current Revsion Submitted: Fri, 10/14/2022 - 13:59
Submitted by Jane Clayton on Thu, 10/13/2022 - 16:42

Vega v. Tekoh presents the question of whether Section 1983 remedies are available when a police officer takes an un-Mirandized statement and causes it to be used in the suspect's criminal trial. NPAP members John Burton and Paul Hoffman are representing Mr. Tekoh.

NPAP's brief focuses on the importance of Section 1983 remedies to deter officer misconduct during interrogations. The brief also highlights the existing difficulties of bringing a civil rights claim to challenge coerced confessions and how further restrictions would shrink the already narrow set of circumstances where relief is available.

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