Christopher and Melissa Butler have been living together for three years and have a two-year-old daughter, Madden. Christopher and Melissa were married in August 2018.
When booking Christopher into the county jail, the booking officer acquired his past criminal record. The booking officer advised the arresting officer that Christopher has had three other arrests for domestic battery within the last six months. In all prior cases of domestic violence, the prosecuting attorney declined to prosecute Christopher (no reason was given). Christopher is currently facing 11-counts of domestic battery; the charges include strangulation, suffocation, battery, and criminal damage to property.
The next afternoon after Christopher’s initial court appearance, the judge gave Christopher a signature bond. After Christopher’s release, he returned home and stabbed Melissa to death in front of their two-year-old daughter, Madden. The police later arrested Christopher for Melissa’s murder. Christopher will remain in the custody of the sheriff until further orders from the court.
In 2 to 3 paragraphs, a minimum of 250 words, apply an ethical system to the scenario above explaining the concept of prosecutorial immunity. Explain if the cloak of absolute immunity should exist for prosecuting attorneys.
*Police officers do not have absolute immunity, or the President of the United States, should prosecutors be held accountable for their lack of action? There is a time-honored belief in the United States that no one is above the law. Why do prosecuting attorneys continue to be the exception?
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