The topic of police brutality has been in the mainstream since the murder of George Floyd. But even before this subject made it onto the national stage, it was often a focal point when discussing issues pertaining to criminal justice reform. Along with mass incarceration, it has dominated conversations about the efficacy and fairness of America’s justice system.
But in focusing on these issues, those participating in the national discussion seem to routinely overlook another factor that has deeply affected Americans’ lives: Prosecutorial misconduct. Police officers are not the only government officials who abuse their authority in a way that leads to tyrannical ends. Corrupt prosecutors have the power to thoroughly ruin the lives of undeserving individuals. Prosecutors Abusing Their Power Like members of law enforcement, most prosecutors do not abuse their power. But when they...
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