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Questions Raised About Sen. Kamala Harris’ Criminal Justice Record

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., gestures in f...

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Above: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., gestures in front of Congresswoman Barbara Lee before speaking during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019.

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California Senator Kamala Harris has called herself a "progressive prosecutor." But as she seeks the Democratic presidential nomination, critics are raising questions about her image as a criminal justice reformer.

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Aired: June 5, 2019 | Transcript

In her 2019 memoir, California Senator Kamala Harris called herself a "progressive prosecutor." But as she seeks the Democratic presidential nomination, critics are raising questions about her image as a criminal justice reformer and whether it is consistent with her public record.

A new story in The California Sunday Magazine examines Harris's career from her time as San Francisco District Attorney to her role as California's Attorney General.

Nicole Allan, a freelance journalist and attorney, discusses what her reporting on Harris revealed Wednesday on Midday Edition.

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