Improper Questioning

When the prosecutor tries to make a point by asking improper questions of the accused or any other witness.

This is a general category only and does not precisely describe the allegations of any particular complaint listed below. Review the complaint carefully to understand the specific misconduct alleged. 

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Improper questioning of witnesses is a broad category as questions may be improper for various reasons. Prosecutors may ask witnesses questions that elicit relevant facts and potential biases for the jury’s consideration. But prosecutors are not supposed to use the questioning to suggest false or inadmissible evidence to the jury or denigrate or dehumanize the accused. If the accused person testifies, prosecutors can question the person vigorously, but cannot question in a way that violates their constitutional rights, such as implying that if the person was really innocent, they would have waived their right to silence earlier in the case.