Denial of Due Process

Roger Wayne Parker v. County of Riverside, et. al.

Submitted by Jane Clayton on Sun, 01/08/2023 - 22:08

The issue in Roger Wayne Parker v. County of Riverside, et. al. is whether a plaintiff can bring a Section 1983 suit for Brady violations if they aren't ultimately convicted of the crime for which exculpatory evidence was withheld or suppressed.

Our brief focuses on the prejudice innocent individuals experience when exculpatory evidence is withheld, due process protections against withholding exculpatory evidence, and the importance of civil rights cases to deter future Brady violations. 


McKay v. City of St. Louis

Submitted by Re'Neisha Stevenson on Wed, 09/21/2022 - 21:56

Requiring proof that officer intended to deprive defendant of a fair trial to establish constitutional violation for failing to disclose exculpatory evidence. For arguments against this requirement, see, Avery, Paying for Silence: The Liability of Police Officers under Section 1983 for Suppressing Exculpatory Evidence, 13 Temple Political and Civil Rts. L Rev. 1 (2003).