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Prosecutorial Misconduct–Improper Vouching for Correctional Officers

Did the prosecutor improperly vouch for the testifying correctional officers by arguing in rebuttal that they had no reason to lie, would not place their careers at risk by lying, and would not subject themselves to possible prosecution for perjury? Opinion By: Justice Groban (unanimous decision) Held: The prosecutor impermissibly vouched for witness credibility by asserting in closing argument that two…

Case: People v. Rodriguez (2018) (2020) 9 Cal.5th 474
Case Number: S251706
Updated: May 5, 2020
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