Tampering With Evidence Now A Felony In CA

By on October 4, 2016

October 5, 2016

A new California law will make it a felony to tamper with evidence or hide exculpatory material from the defense. Previously, those acts were misdemeanors. Misdeeds by lawyers in the office of Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas inspired California’s legislature to take up the new law. Rackauckas’ office was removed from a high-profile case against accused multiple murderer Scott Dekraai after a judge said prosecutors repeatedly failed to turn over evidence. Dekraai’s attorney has argued that Orange County jailers have violated inmates’ rights for years with an illegal jailhouse informant program, and that prosecutors have concealed it. The scandal led to the collapse of cases against numerous defendants. The California District Attorneys Association opposed the bill, saying it was “an outrageous attempt to criminalize prosecutors for conduct that falls well short of criminal.”

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The Los Angeles Times

One Comment

  1. Leonard Isenberg

    September 16, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    In a systematic clearly illegal campaign against teachers around the country for the sole “crime” of being at the top of the salary scale, LAUSD and other districts like it have either fabricated or destroyed evidence or facts that show complete innocence. The only way these clearly illegal actions/felonies are allowed to continue is by local, state, and federal authorities continuing to turn a blind eye to these clearly illegal actions that have destroyed the profession and personal lives of literally thousands of teachers: http://www.perdaily.com/search.html?cx=partner-pub-5628381898872550%3Ae8r34579apf&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=UTF-8&q=exculpatory+evidence&sa=GO

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