On Apr. 11, CERL Advisory Council member Mark Fallon urged the Vermont House Judiciary to support a bill that would put an end to coercive interrogations in Vermont by preventing police from using deceptive and coercive interrogation methods on young people. Fallon said,
“Inept practice, and I’m not just talking about torture, or training and poor techniques, was leading to unreliable information, corrupted intelligence, tainted evidence, and flawed decisions [after 9/11].”
Mark Fallon spent over three decades as a national security professional, principally as a special agent with NCIS. He has conducted interrogations in the United States and internationally and chaired the three-agency Research Committee of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group. Fallon was a member of the 15-person international steering committee of experts overseeing the development of the Méndez Principles on Effective Interviewing for Investigations and Information Gathering. He is also the director of ClubFed, LLC. Read his bio here.