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30 Egregious Examples of Prosecutorial Misconduct

Judge Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit recently stated, "There is an epidemic of Brady violations abroad in the land. . . . Only judges can put a stop to it." He cited 29 recent cases of egregious prosecutorial misconduct.

“(Prosecutors have) been getting away with too much for too long.”

Donald Beatty, South Carolina Supreme Court Justice

September 1, 2013

"(Are) you going to boast about the times you didn’t charge someone with a crime? ... In most jurisdictions, that won’t win you many votes. The wiser strategy is to boast about all the bad guys you’ve put in prison."

Radley Balko, Washington Post

January 9, 2014

“There is an epidemic of Brady violations abroad in the land...and only judges can put a stop to it."

Alex Kozinski, the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

January 4, 2014

“I did 12 years on a wrongful conviction, and no one was punished for it.”

Shih-Wei Su,

New York Times

October 17, 2008

"Despite serious criticism of the prosecutor's judgment and an innocent man having spent 17 years imprisoned, no assistant district attorney was ever disciplined...”

Chris Glorioso, Reporter

NBC 4 -- New York

April 8, 2013

"Systematic concealment of significant exculpatory evidence…"

Henry F. Schuelke III, Special Counsel, D.C. Bar

Report to Hon. Emmet G. Sullivan, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IN RE SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS - Misc. No. 09-0198 (EGS)

November 14, 2011

"The Department of Justice has acknowledged pervasive prosecutorial misconduct…"

Editorial Page

New York Times

March 18, 2012

"Prosecutors withheld evidence, coerced witnesses and lied to the court and the jury."

Dora Irizarry, Federal Judge

New York Law Journal

June 9, 2010

"There is tragedy here…that of a justice system that in [Jabbar Collins'] case was not transparent."

Dora Irizarry, Federal Judge

The Village Voice

June 8, 2010

"This was horrific behavior on the part of Vecchione..."

Frederic Block , Federal Judge

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

November 16, 2012

"[DA Vance’s] conviction integrity unit is nothing more than a conviction protection racket.”

Robert Gottlieb, Attorney, member of Manhattan DA Cy Vance’s 2010 Transition Team

CBS News

April 6, 2013

“Unfortunately, witnesses are often wrong.”

The Innocence Project

“Getting It Right” -- The Innocence Project

"Eyewitness misidentification is the single greatest cause of wrongful convictions nationwide…”

Jonathan Lippman, New York Chief Judge

2013 New York “State of the Judiciary”

February 5, 2013

"[It is] 'staggering' that eyewitness misidentification was responsible for 76 percent of the first 250 wrongful convictions overturned through DNA."

Sonia Sotomayor , Supreme Court Justice

The Nation

April 8, 2013

"One wrongful conviction is too many."

Scott Burns, Executive Director of the National District Attorneys Association

March 11, 2013

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