Agents can delay Miranda warnings in some cases

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON -- The FBI has issued new guidance to its agents in terrorism investigations, emphasizing that law enforcement investigators can question suspected terrorists without immediately reading them their Miranda rights in some instances.

In a statement, the Justice Department says it formalized the guidance last year, focusing on the fact that there is a public safety exception allowing investigators to put off Miranda warnings when there is immediate concern for the safety of the public.

The guidance was issued months after Attorney General Eric Holder offered to work with Congress on a law that would let law enforcement delay constitutional Miranda warnings to terror suspects.

The Wall Street Journal first reported on the guidance.


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