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Litigation Integrity Division

“In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.”

Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438, 485 (1928) (Brandeis, J, dissenting)


Litigation is the search for truth in court.  Under the American adversary system, that search is most likely to be achieved by zealous advocacy before an impartial fact-finder.  Citizens of Massachusetts participate every day in this process by serving as the fact finders — jurors.  By evaluating the evidence presented and tested by opposing counsel at trial, jurors apply legal standards without animosity, bias, or favoritism, and decide the truth one case at a time.

Prosecutors and police officers work together in the presentation of evidence in court.  Their work depends upon the efficient, capable, and honest performance of their duties.  The Litigation Integrity Division assists prosecutors and police officers by establishing standards for best practices, providing continuing education, and investigating compliance issues.

Discovery Policy.pdf