Plea Bargaining and Police Oversight


Embedded in a fair trial are guarantees which include the ability to confront your accusers, to appeal your conviction and to argue against violation of your rights, such as unreasonable searches and coerced confessions. These rights are all stripped away by plea bargaining. This new film from Fair Trials explores the consequences of this and how plea bargaining reform and the restoration of basic due process could play an important role in public safety and police oversight.

Directed by Ambika Samarthya-Howard.

Read the information sheet on plea bargaining and police oversight. Find out more about plea bargaining.