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Name: People v. Gurule
Case #: S018815
Court: CA Supreme Court
District CalSup
Opinion Date: 07/22/2002
Subsequent History: Rehg. denied 10/2/02.
Summary

Substantial evidence supported the conclusion that appellant’s statements to police officers were properly admitted, even though appellant’s waiver of Miranda rights was not tape recorded. The officer testified he did not turn on the hidden recorder until after the waiver, and he did not changed the tape after it ran out for fear of distracting appellant. The court declined to impose a blanket rule requiring Miranda advisements and waivers to be recorded.