High court won't hear NY appeal over Miranda warnings

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Posted: May 04, 2015 10:01 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear a dispute over statements that law enforcement officials in Queens, New York, made before telling suspects about their Miranda rights against self-incrimination.

The justice on Monday let stand lower court rulings that said officials could not preface Miranda warnings about the right to remain silent by telling suspects they have one chance before arraignment to provide information to help their cases.

New York's top state court ruled last year that prosecutors and investigators were "undoing" their subsequent warning that anything suspects said could be used against them.

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In one case, Jermaine Dunbar was convicted of an attempted store robbery. In the other, Collin Lloyd-Douglas was convicted of attempting to murder his girlfriend.

The lower court ordered new trials for two men with their statements excluded.