A friend of mine was recently questioned by the police. He is a bit slow, mentally (being in special needs classes through highschool). He has been on disability his whole life for mental illness (bipolar, depression, anxiety). When he was questioned they tried to get him to admit to commiting a crime. While he didn't do that, he did, apparently, make incriminating statements that are now being used again him in a felony criminal trial. They , purposely, tried to confuse him, as is evident in the police report, and even tricked him out of a lawyer when he requested one. I was just wondering if there were any laws to protect him, because of the mental problems, from the police using these tactics against someone like him.
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