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.