Oct 21, 2019

A lengthy USA Today investigation of adherence to the Brady versus Maryland Supreme Court case has found extensive failings by both prosecutors and police divisions to keep tabs on deficient police officers. Among the findings of the investigation is that thousands have either been charged with crimes or convicted of them based on the claims of unreliable officers. In other words, wrongful convictions and imprisonment are occurring because of these Brady violations. Minnesota’s Jackson County is mentioned as an example of places around the country that don’t maintain lists of problematic officers. Even where lists are kept, the government often won’t make the lists public, preventing accountability.