“Harmful Error,” a new report released by the The Center for Public Integrity, is the end product of an extensive two-year review of prosecutorial misconduct around the nation. The report notes that while many local prosecutors perform their difficult work admirably, inadvertent and intentional misconduct still permeates some district attorneys’ offices. Among other pieces of valuable information contained in the report, “Harmful Error” documents cases in which prosecutorial misconduct played a role in convicting innocent defendants, many of whom were sentenced to death.

(The Center for Public Integrity’s Press Release, June 26, 2003). Read the report summary. Read the report. See also Prosecutorial Misconduct and Innocence.