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Report: Mistrust between Kansas prosecutors, defense harmful


April 19, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Kansas agreed in a court filing with an expert's finding that a "climate of mistrust" exists between themselves and defense attorneys, and it's harming the interests of justice.

Monday's acknowledgement comes in the wake of a special master's report issued last month saying most defense suspicions that the government was monitoring attorney-client communications are groundless. The report said "the underlying mistrust is corrosive and must be fixed."

"Mutual suspicion not only makes it harder for counsel to work together; it manifests itself in...

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