A USA TODAY investigation documented 201 criminal cases across the nation in which federal judges found that prosecutors broke the rules

A USA TODAY investigation documented 201 criminal cases across the nation in which federal judges found that prosecutors broke the rules. The abuses put innocent people in jail, set guilty people free.

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Did prosecutors taint Memphis murder trial?

by Brad Heath, USA TODAY (08/17/2011)

Michael Rimmer’s attorneys are pursuing an extraordinary strategy to try to save his life. They want a Tennessee appeals court to find that misconduct by prosecutors and police here was so pervasive that the entire Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office should be disqualified from the case, and that a new prosecutor should be brought in to review the evidence.

Prosecutors’ conduct can tip the scales

by Brad Heath and Kevin McCoy, USA TODAY (09/22/2010)

A USA TODAY investigation found that prosecutors have repeatedly violated their duty to seek justice in courtrooms across the country. The abuses have put innocent people in prison, set guilty people free.

D.C. court asked to disbar federal prosecutor

by Brad Heath, USA TODAY (03/08/2011)

Regulators asked the District of Columbia’s highest court on Tuesday to strip a former federal prosecutor of his law license for his “illegal and unethical” conduct during a series of high-profile murder cases in the mid-1990s.

MAP, DATABASE: Explore misconduct cases

USA TODAY’s investigation documented 201 cases in which judges threw out convictions or rebuked prosecutors. Examine the cases we identified and explore an interactive map.

Justice Dept. office to punish prosecutors’ misconduct

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