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When Prosecutors Cross the Line

The innocent can wind up in prison. The guilty can be set free. But New York City prosecutors who withhold evidence, tolerate false testimony or commit other abuses almost never see their careers damaged.

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He Went to Prison After a Prosecutor Hid Evidence. Seven Years After Our Story, He Walked Free.

Tyronne Johnson was featured in a 2013 ProPublica investigation that showed how a prosecutor kept jurors from hearing evidence that may have helped him beat a murder charge. He was granted parole this week and credits the story with helping him.

Criminal Justice Legislation Will Force New York Prosecutors to Disclose More Evidence, Sooner

Bill Proposes Greater Accountability for New York Prosecutors Who Break the Law

Millions for New York Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder

Trial And Error: A Man Convicted of Murder Wins Release, and Questions of Responsibility Linger

Podcast: Why Settlements Don’t Fix Wrongful Convictions

New York State to Pay Millions in Wrongful Conviction Case

For a Respected Prosecutor, An Unpardonable Failure

Startling Sidebar: Brooklyn Judge Gave Political Advice to Borough’s Top Prosecutor

Attorney General Holder Requires Recording of Interrogations, Unlike New York City

Brooklyn Man Walks Out of Court, Cleared of Murder After 24 Years in Prison

Brooklyn DA Moves to Free Man after Long-Buried Evidence Surfaces

MuckReads Podcast: Jim Dwyer on False Convictions

For Brooklyn Prosecutor, a Troubled Last Term, and a Trail of Lingering Questions

Missing: A Boy and The Evidence Against His Accused Killer

Polarizing Brooklyn Prosecutor Retires Amid Scrutiny

For Brooklyn Prosecutor, a Rare Reversal at the Polls

For Prosecutor Under Fire, A Verdict at the Polls

A Powerful Legal Tool, and Its Potential for Abuse

Less Than Total Recall

Watching the Detectives: Will Probe of Cop’s Cases Extend to Prosecutors?

Objection Overruled: Top Prosecutor Must Testify in Wrongful Conviction Case

Problem Witness: A Case to Make Prosecutors Personally Accountable

A Prosecutor, a Wrongful Conviction and a Question of Justice

Reversal of Fortune: A Prosecutor on Trial

A Simple Fix: Should New York Compel Judges to Report Problem Prosecutors?

Podcast: When Prosecutors Mishandle Cases, Everyone Pays...Except For Them

Lasting Damage: A Rogue Prosecutor’s Final Case

Who Polices Prosecutors Who Abuse Their Authority? Usually Nobody