On Dec. Her month-old son, Khyle, died the day before. The detective is convinced Troung had killed her son. Truong continually denies it.
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Police offered sex to crooks for confessions, former inspector tells MPs
An unprecedented Amnesty International investigation of women arrested in Mexico reveals that they are routinely sexually abused by the security forces who want to secure confessions and boost figures in an attempt to show that they are tackling rampant organized crime. All of the women held in federal prisons who reported torture or other ill-treatment to Amnesty International said they had experienced some form of sexual harassment or psychological abuse during their arrest and interrogation by municipal, state or federal police officers or members of the Army and Navy. Seventy-two said they were sexually abused during their arrest or in the hours that followed. Thirty-three reported being raped.
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Why would someone who is innocent confess to a crime? According to Saul M. Kassin, a professor of Psychology at Williams College and one of the leading researchers into the phenomenon of false confessions, there are three basic types of false confessions:. While voluntary false confessions are given with no outside influences, the other two types are usually coerced by external pressure.
Officers manipulated crime figures by rewarding criminals if they confessed to crimes they hadn't done, a Commons inquiry is told. A former senior West Midlands police officer shocked MPs when he exposed the techniques allegedly used by police to distort crime figures - including offering sex to crooks to confess. Rodger Patrick, a former Chief Inspector with the force, said officers were encouraged to manipulate figures by a system which rewarded officers who could say they contributed to a fall in crime or a high detection rate.