Thursday, March 11, 2021

The Texas Department of Public Safety says it will stop using hypnosis to investigate crimes

Dallas News:

The Rangers used hypnosis to investigate an attempted kidnapping as recently as October 2020, just two months before the program was ended. Various officers at the Department of Public Safety performed a total of eight hypnosis sessions last year


More than 800 law enforcement officers statewide have been approved to use hypnosis as an investigative tool since the 1980s, and Dallas and Houston once boasted the most hypnotists on staff.

Texas law also still allows evidence allegedly gleaned from hypnosis to be used in courts.


Texas remains the only state known to have an active certification program for law enforcement officers to learn hypnosis