Prosecutorial Misconduct

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said, "My job as a prosecutor is to do justice. And justice is served when a guilty man is convicted and an innocent man is not."

Prosecutorial overreaching and misconduct strips away the rights of the accused. When prosecutors’ ethical obligations are ignored and individuals’ rights are violated in order to secure a conviction, little can be done to rectify the wrongs inflicted upon the individuals involved and on the system itself. 

This page contains case-based tools and other resources on prosecutorial misconduct.