Prosecutor's Fabrication of Evidence Held Actionable Under §1983

, New York Law Journal


In his Section 1983 Litigation column, Touro Law Center professor Martin A. Schwartz discusses the case "Fields v. Wharrie," where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that a prosecutor may be held liable under Section 1983 for fabricating evidence which the prosecutor used against a wrongfully convicted criminal defendant.

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