Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, one of the leading firms for training interrogators, now acknowledges that the Reid Technique contributes to false confessions. Wicklander will no longer promote confrontational modes of interrogation.
My testimony last week in a case in Vermont means I have now been qualified as a false confessions expert in 17 states.
Billy Wayne Cope, who spent the last 16 years of his life imprisoned for a crime he almost certainly did not commit, passed away last month. Most neutral observers agree that Cope gave a false confession in a truly tragic case.