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Dunaway v. New York

United States Supreme Court
442 U.S. 200 (1979)


A police detective received information that Dunaway (defendant) was responsible for an armed robbery that resulted in the death of one person. The information was insufficient to get a warrant but the detective found Dunaway at a friend’s apartment and requested that he come to the police station for questioning. Dunaway complied. Dunaway was not under arrest but he was read his Miranda warnings and would have been restrained had he tried to leave. Eventually, Dunaway made incriminating statements and drew incriminating sketches.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Brennan, J.)

Concurrence (White, J.)

Dissent (Rehnquist, J.)

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