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Questions Raised About Sen. Kamala Harris' Criminal Justice Record

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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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.
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.

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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