CHEBOYGAN, Mich. — Calling the police tactics “coercive,” the Michigan appeals court has overturned a conviction in the case of a man accused of stealing money from a freezer at a hunting camp.
Detectives were investigating the loss of $25,000 in Cheboygan County. They interviewed Dan Kahn while they were looking for someone else.
Kahn made incriminating statements, but he also said he needed an attorney. The appeals court says Tim Cook of the sheriff’s office and Richard Rule of the state police didn’t let up.
The court says they “applied psychological pressure” and used “coercive interrogation techniques.”
The court threw out Kahn’s home invasion conviction Wednesday and said his statements should have been suppressed by a Cheboygan County judge.