Prosecutorial Misconduct and a DNA Exoneration in Texas

After spending 25 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Michael Morton was exonerated last month in Texas through the use of DNA evidence. In their attempt to prove Mr. Morton’s innocence, attorneys found evidence in court records that the prosecutor from his original trial had withheld critical evidence that may have helped Mr. Morton. According to a report by The Innocence Project, that prosecutor, who is now a state judge, disobeyed “a direct order from the trial court to produce the exculpatory police reports from the lead investigator” in this case.

Read more, including the full editorial by the New York Times here.