Recording of Interrogations in Colorado
State statute requires that custodial interrogations in certain felony cases be electronically recorded. If information obtained in an interrogation is not electronically recorded, the law allows for the court to issue a jury instruction regarding the failure to record, which explicitly informs the jury that the failure is a violation of law enforcement policy. In 2023, the law was amended to require all juvenile interrogations – regardless of the underlying offense being investigated – to be recorded. Effective: July 2017; Amended most recently: 2023.