A New York judge in the Bronx barred an assistant district attorney from his courtroom after the district attorney failed to reveal evidence that would have freed a man being held on false rape charges. The New York Daily News reported on the story here. According to the Daily News, multiple sources have reported that there are serious concerns about the integrity of the Bronx prosecutor's office. The judge who reprimanded the assistant district attorney was a former Bronx prosecutor himself, who said that he was previously proud of his association with the office, until this prosecutor’s egregious misconduct in withholding evidence in a rape case. The act of withholding evidence favorable to the accused is known as a Brady violation after the 1963 Supreme Court ruling.
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