by C.L Phillips
We've got a little bit of controversy in sleepy Austin, Texas. Turns out our police detectives, in their zeal to solve a cold case, used a doctored DNA report as an interrogation prop as a tool to encourage a suspect to confess to a murder.
Our police chief took to the airwaves and print to back his investigators and explain the concept of "it's all fair" inside the box, the interrogation room. Our newspaper, the Austin American Statesman came out with a "tsk-tsk" editorial, denouncing the practice.
Now I'm not saying I agree or disagree with what the investigators did. No sir, not me. But what about you? What do you think?
Do you have a different opinion if you have strong evidence the suspect has committed multiple murders? How far would you go to solve a twenty five year old murder?
Is all fair in love, war and police interrogations?
What kind of interrogation props do your fictional characters use?