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EDVA: Police threats implied custody, triggered Miranda (access required)

A drug-trafficking defendant’s conversation with police officers was custodial when police repeatedly implied that they would arrest him that day if he didn’t become an informant, causing him to lose his job. Because these threats constituted a custodial interrogation without Miranda warnings, none of the defendant’s statements could be used against him. Background This case involves the ...