LA Times: Authorities recorded privileged attorney-client conversations, district attorney’s office says by Nina Agrawal:
After Los Angeles County’s public defender expressed concerns about possibly illegal recordings of privileged attorney-client meetings at a downtown courthouse, a spokeswoman for the district attorney has acknowledged that such recordings had ‘inadvertently’ occurred in one case. The spokeswoman, Shiara Davila-Morales, said Friday that recordings had been made of conversations between a defense attorney and a client in a case involving three individuals accused of kidnapping and extortion. Davila-Morales said the district attorney’s office has not listened to the recordings and has no intention of using them in the prosecution of the case.
See Omaha World-Herald: Editorial: Law enforcement should be sure to respect attorney-client privilege:
The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says that conversations between a defendant and his or her defense attorney are privileged. Criminal prosecution is jeopardized, in other words, if those conversations are heard by law enforcement personnel, who need to take special care to avoid that complication. Unfortunately, Nebraska judges have had to render decisions on such problem situations at least four times in recent years, The World-Herald has found.