Though it’s common for court cases to end with defendants or their lawyers claiming bad behavior by prosecutors, actual legal findings of prosecutorial misconduct – decisions reached by a judge and entered into the record – are rare.
It is rarer still for justices – usually in the state Supreme Court or appellate court – to reverse convictions because of misconduct. Michael Darnell Harris, now 53, has been behind bars for 33 years on four murder convictions in Detroit, Michigan.
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The other three convictions flowed from the first one.
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This is an archive of more than a hundred cases involving alleged, admitted, and/ or demonstrable forensic fraud.
That is, it is an archive of cases where forensic science and law enforcement experts have provided sworn testimony, documents, or reports intended for the court that contain deceptive or misleading information, findings, opinions, or conclusions.
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Although it is surely true that some are natural bad actors, experience demonstrates that prosecutors are strongly influenced to disregard and minimize rights by the culture that surrounds them.
Disciplining or firing miscreants may be necessary, but it's not enough: It doesn't address the root causes of fearful culture and bad incentives.
A USA TODAY investigation documented 201 criminal cases across the nation in which federal judges found that prosecutors broke the rules.