Nevada Authorities Accused of Routinely Hiding Evidence
If you're going to get charged with a crime, maybe you better hope it's not in Nevada.
Police and prosecutors in the Las Vegas Valley routinely try to keep essential information from defense lawyers, violating the constitutional rights of those accused of crimes, defense attorneys and the county public defender say.
Besides violating the U.S. and Nevada constitutions and potentially putting innocent people behind bars, the actions of the district attorney's office and Metro Police waste large amounts of time and money, as defenders must go to court over and over to obtain evidence to which they are legally entitled, the attorneys say.
Defense lawyers plan to file a "major lawsuit" in the next few months over the issue.
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