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As prosecutors increasingly seek to reverse wrongful convictions, Philadelphia DA exonerates 10 innocent of murder

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After Terrance Lewis of Philadelphia had spent more than 12 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit, filing his own appeals and trying to win his freedom, a federal judge held an extensive hearing and in 2010 ...

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These prosecutors won office vowing to fight the system; now, the system is fighting back

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Prosecutors in Boston went to court days after the controversial “Straight Pride Parade” this summer with plans to drop some of the cases against counterprotesters, deeming one disorderly conduct charge “inappropriate.” When the judge pushed back, attempting to continue that ...

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As prosecutors launch reforms, police chiefs convene national summit in D.C. with district attorney counterparts

New York City Police Commissioner James. P. O'Neill (podium) speaks during a press conference regarding package bomb investigation at One Police Plaza in New York, NY, October 25, 2018. (Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

WASHINGTON — The rise of reform-minded prosecutors in some of America’s biggest cities, and their moves to decriminalize offenses such as marijuana possession and fare jumping, created concern and confusion in their local police departments. The sudden changes in cities ...

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Prosecutors’ investigators behind criminal cases

NEW YORK — Years ago as a young prosecutor, Preet Bharara was driving in New York City’s Little Italy with a dogged investigator named Ken McCabe, who suddenly recognized some mobsters, rolled down his window and surprised them by addressing ...

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Commentary: A letter to new prosecutors

It’s that time of year when social media becomes flooded with pictures and posts from new law school graduates, all who will soon embark on different careers. Each year, a sizeable percentage of these graduates will become prosecutors in different ...

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Prosecutors recommend corruption reforms

Procedural changes, as well as amendments to state laws governing the prosecution of corruption, fraud, cybercrime, identity theft and money laundering, are among sweeping recommendations of New York prosecutors. Members of the New York State District Attorneys Association’s White Collar ...

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Push for anti-phone theft measures

NEW YORK — The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York have announced the formation of a nationwide initiative to thwart smartphone thefts. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman formally launched what ...

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Court excuses lack of wiretap disclosure

ALBANY — New York’s top court says prosecutors can use wiretap evidence even when they fail to comply with the state law requiring disclosure to their targets within 90 days after the eavesdropping warrant expires. The Court of Appeals says ...

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Online databank helps prosecutors

ALBANY — New York has established a new electronic databank to help police and prosecutors better identify stalkers and protect victims by centrally listing domestic incidents from 57 counties. Elizabeth Glazer, the governor’s deputy secretary for public safety, said Wednesday ...

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Supreme Court won’t hear prosecutors’ Abu-Jamal death-sentence appeal

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia prosecutors will have to pursue a second death-penalty sentence for convicted police killer Mumia Abu-Jamal or accept a life sentence after the U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to review the racially charged case. Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther ...

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