The New York Times recently ran a three-part series of articles exposing serious and inordinate delays in the processing of criminal cases in the Bronx borough of New York City. Typical delays of up to five years have seen prosecutors' conviction rates plummet as witnesses disappear and evidence goes stale. Below are links to the three articles. Click on the image to go to the article.
Faltering Courts, Mired in Delay:
Courts in Slow Motion, Aided by Defense:
For Three Years after Killing, Evidence Fades as a Suspect Sits in Jail: