Casey Anthony Trial Leads to Potential “Caylee’s Law” in Michigan
The Casey Anthony trial has prompted a proposed bill in Michigan that would make it a crime to lie or give misleading information to police officials during a criminal investigation.
Michigan prosecutors asked lawmakers to craft the law, said the bills’ sponsor, Rep. John Walsh, R-Livonia. More people have been willing to lie to police, and the law would give law enforcement one more tool to help fight crime, he said.
“It’s a level of disrespect for our police officers and our criminal justice system,” said Walsh. “This will send a very strong message that if you are going to speak to a police officer about a crime you’ve witnessed, you better tell the truth.”