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Motion to Suppress Denied – Poly-graph Interview

WI Supreme Court

Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Adam W. Vice

Case No.: 2021 WI 63

Focus: Motion to Suppress Denied – Poly-graph Interview

This case is about a post-polygraph interview. We are tasked with deciding whether the circuit court erred when it granted Adam Vice’s motion to suppress, concluding that the statements he made during a post-polygraph interview were involuntary. The court of appeals affirmed the decision of the circuit court, and now the State seeks review.

We conclude that the statements Vice made during his post-polygraph interview are admissible because: (1) the interview was discrete from the polygraph examination; and (2) the statements were not the product of police coercion, and therefore were voluntary. Accordingly, we reverse the decision of the court of appeals.

Reversed and remanded

Concur: HAGEDORN, J., filed a concurring opinion.

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Derek A Hawkins is Corporate Counsel, at Salesforce.

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