Prosecutorial Misconduct Study Report Released
For over two years, Steve Weinberg, a veteran investigative journalist, working closely with Attorney Neil Gordon, writer Brooke Williams and a team of researchers with the Center for Public Integrity, conducted an exhaustive study of prosecutorial misconduct across the United States. The project is well suited to the Center for Public Integrity, a consortium of journalists, lawyers and researchers in Washington, D.C., that specializes in uncovering systemic problems. Funding for the prosecutorial misconduct project is coming from several sources, most prominently the Open Society Institute, New York City.
Did you know --
- Since 1970, individual judges and appellate court panels cited prosecutorial misconduct as a factor when dismissing charges at trial, reversing convictions or reducing sentences in at least 2,017 cases.
- The nature of the questionable conduct includes:
|Read Steve Weinberg's account of the Ellen Reasonover story, Railroaded, published in The American Lawyer.|