Breaking the rules

By Steve Weinburg

Who suffers when a prosecutor is cited for misconduct?

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"… utor who has more than one reversal to her credit belongs to a select club.Prosecutorial misconduct falls into several categories, including:Courtroom misconduct (making inap …"

A poisoned prosecution

By Brooke Williams

Misconduct in sexual abuse cases damages reputations—and can ruin lives

Anatomy of misconduct

By Steve Weinburg

There's much to learn when a trial goes terribly wrong

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington Post":

"… misconduct. The year after Reasonover's murder conviction, a team of Washington Post reporters began investigating the conduct of police and prosecutors, …"

A question of integrity

By Steve Weinburg

Prosecutors dispute the significance of 'prosecutorial misconduct'

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"… Oberly III wrote to E. Norman Veasey, the chief justice. Oberly, a veteran prosecutor now in private practice, had something to get off his chest about the cour …"

"… ce, had something to get off his chest about the court's ruling on another prosecutor's case. A lower court had granted the defendant a new trial partly because …"

"… se. A lower court had granted the defendant a new trial partly because of "prosecutorial misconduct," a term repeated by the state's highest court in its ruling …"

"… with the criminal justice system, I do not recall any instances in which a prosecutor intentionally caused error or behaved in a manner to cause a reversal of a …"

A short history of exposing misconduct

By Steve Weinburg

An unlikely cast of characters has shone a spotlight on bad prosecutors, and on occasion, sparked reform

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"… of articles that found, in the paper's own words, "nearly 400 cases where prosecutors obtained homicide convictions by committing the most unforgivable kinds o …"

"… s, going back to 1963, in which courts reversed murder convictions because prosecutors presented evidence they apparently knew to be false, or concealed evidenc …"

"… rong and reporter Steve Mills that examined murder cases in which Illinois prosecutors, mostly in Cook County (Chicago), had charged a defendant with a capital …"

"… identified 326 reversals attributed in whole or part to the conduct of the prosecutors.As in the first series, the reporters named names—of prosecutors, incom …"

Methodology, The Team for Harmful Error

How the Center compiled data for the Harmful Error articles

Excerpts from this story referencing "online database":

"… versals, remanded cases, and dissenting opinions have been entered into an online database. It is important to note that the findings of misconduct were made by appe …"