I found this show recently - it had great recommendations and reviews but I had never got around to watching it. I’m at the beginning of season 4 now and I really enjoy it (no spoilers past season 3 please).
One of the things I like about it is they tackle some of the finer points of law that I don’t think get addressed on TV very often, and they usually get the legal issues correct. Timelines are sped of course, and their cases are always very dramatic, but it seems like the writers do a great job of showing nuance while keeping it interesting.
In a season 3 episode from 2012 called “The Penalty Box” it was the first time that I thought the show got the legal issue very wrong. Here’s the synopsis from IMDB:
The first thing I thought was that prosecutors have absolute immunity in their role as a prosecutor. Any potential suit against a prosecutor would be dismissed or fail on these grounds. I seem to recall several instances where it was shows prosecutors purposely withheld evidence or even doctored evidence to obtain convictions and they did not suffer any consequences. Is my understanding correct?
The show is in Chicago if that matters.