Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Untouchables: America's Misbehaving Prosecutors, And The System That Protects Them

 The Untouchables: America's Misbehaving Prosecutors, And The System That Protects Them  

"Now even a prosecutor who knowingly submits false evidence in a case that results in the wrongful conviction -- or even the execution -- of an innocent person can't be personally sued for damages. The only way a prosecutor can be sued under present law is if she was acting as an investigator in a police role -- duties above and beyond those of a prosecutor -- at the time she violated the defendant's civil rights. But even here, prosecutors enjoy the qualified immunity afforded to police officers: A plaintiff must still show a willful violation of well-established constitutional rights to even get in front of a jury."

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