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SACRAMENTO, CA ‒ AB 1909, a bill introduced by Assemblywoman Patty López (D-San Fernando) to curb prosecutorial misconduct in our courtrooms, passed the California State Senate with strong bipartisan support and is currently on its way to the Governor’s desk.
This legislation demands accountability for prosecutors by declaring it a felony for them to knowingly and intentionally withhold or falsify evidence in a case.
SACRAMENTO, CA ‒ Assemblywoman Patty López’s (D-San Fernando) bill, AB 1941, was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown late Monday.
The bill directly addresses the underrepresentation of the independent film and commercial industry on the California Film Commission by requiring two of its Governor-appointed board members to be an independent filmmaker and an independent commercial producer.
California Bill Would Make It a Felony for Prosecutors to Withhold Evidence
Spurred by a series of botched murder cases and little accountability, a California lawmaker wants to rein in prosecutorial misconduct.
Responding to several highly publicized district attorney scandals that have tainted numerous murder cases, a California state legislator has introduced bill that would make it a felony crime for prosecutors to intentionally withhold or falsify evidence.
Democratic California Assemblywoman Patty Lopez introduced the bill, which would raise prosecutorial misconduct from a misdemeanor to a felony imprisonable by up to 16 months to three years. The bill moved through committee to the full state senate last week.