Bill Would Require Police Interrogations To Be Recorded

A Colorado House committee is hearing testimony on a bill that would require police agencies to videotape interrogations of suspects in certain felony cases.

The bill is one of five that lawmakers said Thursday are designed to increase public confidence in police.

Others would ban police use of chokeholds, except in life-threatening circumstances; expunge arrest records in cases that don't result in conviction; ban racial profiling by law enforcement; and allow police agencies to seek normally-confidential personnel records from other departments when making hiring decisions.

That bill is designed to prevent the hiring of officers who engaged in misconduct in previous jobs.