prosecutorial misconduct

by police accountability idVer:5c2f43bacc27397cc Wednesday, May. 09, 2018 at 9:00 PM

prosecutors lie and mislead judges

https://www.propublica.org/article/baltimore-to-pay-largest-settlement-in-city-history-9-million-to-man-wrongfully-convicted-of-murder

Baltimore to Pay Largest Settlement in City History — Million — to Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder

James Owens, who was featured in a ProPublica investigation last year, sued police detectives for the alleged misconduct that landed him in prison for 21 years. Prosecutors had tried to make him take a controversial plea deal.

https://www.propublica.org/article/a-dubious-arrest-compromised-prosecutor-tainted-plea-how-one-murder-case-exposes-a-broken-system

A Dubious Arrest, a Compromised Prosecutor, a Tainted Plea: How One Murder Case Exposes a Broken System

One innocent man’s odyssey through the justice system shows the cascading, and enduring, effects of a bad conviction.

https://www.propublica.org/article/vegas-judge-featured-in-propublica-story-reprimanded-for-ethics-violations

Vegas Judge Featured in ProPublica Story Reprimanded for Ethics Violations

Judge William Kephart, who was repeatedly criticized for misconduct as a prosecutor and put at least one innocent person in prison, has been censured for a lapse on the bench.

https://www.propublica.org/article/what-does-an-innocent-man-have-to-do-alford-plea-guilty

What Does an Innocent Man Have to Do to Go Free? Plead Guilty.

A case in Baltimore — in which two men were convicted of the same murder and cleared by DNA 20 years later — shows how far prosecutors will go to preserve a conviction.

https://www.propublica.org/article/freedom-plea-prosecutors-deny-exonerations-dangling-prison-keys

The Freedom Plea: How Prosecutors Deny Exonerations by Dangling the Prison Keys

New evidence pointed to innocence in the cases of these four Baltimore men, yet prosecutors would only let them go if they agreed to controversial plea deals.



https://www.propublica.org/article/jacksonville-sheriff-uses-misleading-data-to-defend-pedestrian-ticketing

Jacksonville Sheriff Uses Misleading Data to Defend Pedestrian Ticketing

Sheriff Mike Williams has sought to counter the findings of racial disparities in pedestrian ticketing with his own set of numbers. They don’t add up.

https://nypost.com/2018/04/22/fbi-eyed-former-nypd-chiefs-mystery-money/

Former NYPD chief had 0K in mystery money

By Bruce Golding

Original: prosecutorial misconduct