Center for Prosecutorial Integrity Launches “Bring a Prosecutor to Justice” Campaign…

From an email press release:

How many times have you heard about a rogue prosecutor who was let off the hook after a wrongful conviction caused by prosecutorial misconduct? How often have you heard about a win-at-all-costs prosecutor who was later feted as “Prosecutor of the Year,” elevated to the bench, or even elected to high political office?

According to the CPI report, “An Epidemic of Prosecutor Misconduct,” prosecutors who engage in misconduct are punished in fewer than 2% of cases. But now, there’s a way to bring a measure of justice to these cases – the Registry of Prosecutorial Misconduct: www.prosecutorintegrity.org/registry/

Every prosecutor who is added to the Registry now finds himself or herself subject to public accountability. In fact we’ve been told that prosecutors in some states have already begun to think twice before withholding exculpatory evidence,knowing that they may end up being listed in our Registry!

There have been an estimated 16,000 cases of prosecutorial misconduct since 1970. Right now, the great majority of these cases are buried in appellate court opinions and dusty bar disciplinary records. We need to change that deplorable state of affairs.

Beginning this Monday, the Center for Prosecutor Integrity will be launching a two-week campaign called “Bring a Prosecutor to Justice.” We plan to add 400 new cases to the Registry. Each case costs $50 to locate, research, and enter the appropriate information into the database. So we need to raise $20,000 to accomplish the goal of 400 new cases.

While most malfeasant prosecutors will never face official sanctions, now we can shine the light of accountability on their behavior. And that will help turn the tide.

Your tax-deductible gift, large or small, will make a difference in the lives of millions of innocent Americans:www.prosecutorintegrity.org/donate/

Thank you.

E. Everett Bartlett, PhD, Director

Center for Prosecutor Integrity

P.O. Box 1221

Rockville, MD 20849

Office: 301-801-0608

Cell: 301-670-1964

Email: ebartlett@prosecutorintegrity.org

Internet: www.prosecutorintegrity.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CenterForProsecutorIntegrity

Working to end wrongful convictions through the enhancement of prosecutor ethics.

 

9 responses to “Center for Prosecutorial Integrity Launches “Bring a Prosecutor to Justice” Campaign…

  1. Google “Captain Richards needs lie detector” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bPhG3WP2xM

  2. Mark, Thank you for posting. This is a important first step forward!

  3. Reblogged this on WELL CALL ME CRAZY and commented:
    I might not have a massive following, but I know we are mighty! Please reblog this campaign and help raise funds for this worthy cause. We need to expose those that feel they have so much power that they are untouchable and above the law…..free to ruin other people’s lives on a whim! Let’s make a difference my crazy friends!

  4. It is good to see the increasing number of jurisdictions establishing post-conviction review units. In MA we urge voters to reach out to their local legislators and ask that they support House bill 1638 https://malegislature.gov/Bills/188/House/H1638 so that we can have such a program here. Time waits for no one.

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  7. Katherine Conner

    I would like to add a corrupt prosecutor to your registry. This prosecutor is involved in organized crime. It is unbelievable what this man has done and continues to do.

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