Category Archives: prosecutorial misconduct
Forensics: Demands for changing ‘The Entrenched Carceralism of Forensics.’ Weak judges, need for better science oversight.
The forensic system has deep structural flaws that may be beyond reform. It may be time to radically reimagine it. — Read on inquest.org/entrenched-carceralism-of-forensics/
This is not uncommon. A DA hoping for a plea deal contining to recharge despite numerous failures. This is the story of Keith Davis Jr. This story could be any one of our stories. — Read on keithdavisjr.com/
Forensics: DA and police misconduct = Hidden Costs: Liability Judgments for Wrongful Capital Prosecutions Cost Taxpayers in Death-Penalty States Hundreds of Millions of Dollars | Death Penalty Information Center
Now, as the number of murder exonerations mounts across the United States, a previously hidden cost is emerging: the cost of liability for police and… — Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/hidden-costs-liability-judgments-for-wrongful-capital-prosecutions-cost-taxpayers-in-death-penalty-states-hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars
A former Dallas County prosecutor has surrendered his law license after the State Bar of Texas said he withheld evidence that led to the wrongful convictions of two men who spent 14 years in prison in the fatal stabbing of … Continue reading
A judge called his actions in the Clinton Young case “shocking prosecutorial misconduct that destroyed any semblance of a fair trial.” — Read on http://www.texasobserver.org/in-a-rare-show-of-accountability-a-texas-attorney-has-surrendered-his-license/
Forensics: These DAs should be ashamed. After Ledell Lee’s Execution, Another Man’s DNA Is Found on the Murder Weapon
Lawyers’ request to conduct additional DNA testing before Ledell Lee was executed had been denied. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/07/us/ledell-lee-dna-testing-arkansas.html
Ex-DA says this never happens. Current DA says otherwise. Witnesses and suspects say detectives threatened, assaulted, and coerced them to get statements. Detectives say those are lies by fearful witnesses who need an excuse to recant. — Read on http://www.inquirer.com/crime/a/philadelphia-murder-exonerations-wrongful-convictions-20210507.html
Forensics: Prosecutors Wrongfully Convicted Three Men Who Spent 24 Years Behind Bars. Will They Be Disbarred?
A group is filing complaints against current and former Queens prosecutors who have been criticized by judges for misconduct. — Read on gothamist.com/news/prosecutors-wrongfully-convicted-three-men-who-spent-24-years-behind-bars-will-they-be-disbarred
Forensics: Gaffe? Let’s get real. NYC’s 5 DA offices wound up with recordings of confidential jailhouse calls.
These reporters are so naive. A massive gaffe that led to the wrongful recording of hundreds of confidential jailhouse calls between New York City inmates and their legal advisers spread well beyond the Bronx and Brooklyn — and dates back … Continue reading
Forensics: Don’t believe what the cops say. What secret files on police officers tell us about misconduct – Los Angeles Times
Forensic examiners beware. Two years after Senate Bill 1421 opened up police records kept secret for decades, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released a cache of disciplinary records that reveal new details about deputy misconduct. — Read on http://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-03-19/sb-1421-sheriffs-department-disclosure