2017 Prosecutor Misconduct Cases Found in Survey

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www.publicintegrity.org/pm Courts have ruled that prosecutorial misconduct contributed to the convictions of 32 innocent people in the past three decades, concludes a study by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Public Integrity. The report, overseen by Steve Weinberg of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, found 2,017 proved cases of prosecutor misconduct in a review of more than 11,000 appellate opinions between 1970 and this year. The center asserts that "inadvertent error and intentional misconduct permeate many district attorneys' offices across the antion, month after month, year after year." Charles Lewis, center . . .

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