DISCOVERY VIOLATIONS HAPPEN.
DAAB will impose transparency and accountability on DAs by tracking discovery violations, creating an enforcement mechanism, and removing prosecutorial immunity so that DAS can be civilly sued in state court for violations of constitutional rights.
Opposition to this common sense legislation argues that discovery violations don't happen often, are not intentional or are out of a DA's control, or simply that DAs do not withhold evidence. Some believe that even when accidental or routine discovery violations arise from issues like late disclosure or law enforcement not handing over evidence after repeated requests, the courts handle them properly by imposing sanctions.
Did your case involve a discovery violation?
Please take a moment to tell us what happened.
We need data to disprove these arguments.
(Have a different example of prosecutorial misconduct? Share your story.)