They then tried to suppress the results.
Some DA's offices mix a macabre obsession with death and lust for capital punishment and an utter lack of accountability.
The outrageous case in Kern County is far from the worst misconduct scandal in California. It isn' t even the worst in Kern County.
More fallout from the Hynes-Scarcella scandal in Brooklyn
Police stage a violent raid on a depressed man because he didn't answer the door, then charge him with resisting arrest.
When a prosecutor has targeted you, even winning nearly always means losing.
A sordid scandal gathers momentum in Orange County.
The California governor doesn't appear to be taking prosecutorial misconduct very seriously.
New Durham DA will retry a man whose conviction was tossed after judge found misconduct by former prosecutor Mike Nifong.
Whether it's for withholding evidence or DWI, consequences for prosecutors are rare.