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NC Bill Would Shield DA's If Cops Withhold Evidence

Proposed legislation introduced in the General Assembly earlier this month would hold prosecutors responsible for giving defense attorneys what investigators have given them, but not what police might have withheld.

Defense attorneys plan a news conference Monday to discuss the legislation with people who were wrongly convicted after their lawyers did not get crucial evidence.

Defense attorney Mark Rabil says he can't go to police and demand to see investigative files, but prosecutors can and so should be held responsible.

Peg Dorer of the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys says current law makes prosecutors responsible for things they don't know exist.


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