CA Stiffens Penalty for Prosecutors Who Withhold Evidence

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Amid an ongoing controversy in Orange County, Ca., involving accusations of prosecutorial misconduct, a new law will ratchet up penalties for California prosecutors who tamper with evidence or hide exculpatory material from the defense, the Los Angeles Times reports. Under the law, which was introduced by Assemblywoman Patty Lopez and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last Friday, a prosecutor can receive up to . . .

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