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What was the issue in Garrity v. State of New Jersey, 87 S. Ct. 616 (1967)?
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Garrity v. State of New Jersey is a Supreme Court case involving police officers’ right to avoid self-incrimination.
This case established the precedent of the Garrity warning, which is a version of the Miranda warning given to law enforcement officers. Just like other citizens, police officers have the Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination. In the case, police officers were questioned regarding a state-wide traffic-ticking fixing scandal. Police officers in the case were told that they could refuse to answer questions, but those refusals would result in them losing their jobs.
Posted by litteacher8 on April 13, 2013 at 1:05 AM (Answer #1)
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