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Prosecutorial Investigation Committee
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Organization type Legal association
Headquarters Grand Tower 50F meeting room (since 2018)
Leader Blaise Debeste (after 2007 - April 6, 2019)
Organizational structure Ten other members:
Affiliated groups Bar Association
Prosecutor's office
Notable dates April 4, 2019 - Jill Crane is murdered in the building.
Kay Faraday is attacked.

"Di-Jun Wang" is murdered.
April 5, 2019 - Miles Edgeworth resigns as a prosecutor.
April 6, 2019 - Blaise Debeste is arrested and stripped of his P.I.C. leadership.
April 8, 2019 - Miles Edgeworth is reinstated as a prosecutor.
Status Active

The Prosecutorial Investigation Committee is a group of 11 individuals who are appointed by various political leaders and legal figures to investigate the activities of prosecutors. The P.I.C. has ties to the Bar Association and functions similarly, though the Bar Association regulates defense attorneys instead. The chair of the P.I.C. has tremendous power over the group, to the point that it has trouble functioning if the chair is out of commission. With the appointment of Blaise Debeste as the chair, the P.I.C. launched a so-called "Prosecutor Purge", aiming to remove and replace problematic prosecutors. The P.I.C. meeting room was originally located in the Prosecutor's Building, but was moved to the 50th floor of the Grand Tower when it opened in 2018.

Targeting Edgeworth[]

Main articles: Turnabout Target, The Imprisoned Turnabout & The Inherited Turnabout

In March 2019, Miles Edgeworth boarded the seaplane of President Di-Jun Wang of Zheng Fa during his investigation into an alleged assassination attempt, and ordered a search of the president's officials. Two days later, Edgeworth's murder suspect, Horace Knightley, was found murdered inside the prison. Edgeworth began to investigate the murder, but the P.I.C., under Blaise Debeste's direction, sent committee member Verity Gavèlle to the prison to take the prosecutor off the case and replace him with Blaise's son Eustace. Despite repeated threats to have him fired, Edgeworth continued to investigate as an assistant to Knightley's lawyer, Eddie Fender. Through his efforts, prison warden Patricia Roland was arrested for the murder. On April 2, Blaise sent Gavèlle and Eustace to the Zodiac Art Gallery to investigate a poisoning incident, but they met Edgeworth and Fender once again. Despite Gavèlle's attempts to take them off the case, they proved helpful due to the case's connection to the IS-7 Incident, which eventually led to the arrest of Katherine Hall for the incident, and the arrest of Dane Gustavia, the victim, as the culprit behind the IS-7 Incident.

Edgeworth's hearing[]

Blaise ordered a hearing on April 5 to determine Edgeworth's future. On that day, however, committee member Jill Crane was found murdered in the meeting room. Blaise forcefully tried to have Kay Faraday arrested for the murder, but Edgeworth opposed him, even giving up his prosecutor's badge so that he could no longer be threatened with it. This caused Faraday to run away, with Edgeworth in hot pursuit. Both were later found and arrested after they were found conducting their own investigation of the murder. Edgeworth's hearing was postponed to the next day.

Many secrets were exposed during the hearing. Both Edgeworth and Franziska von Karma had independently discovered that the meeting room was secretly being used for black market auctions of police evidence, and Edgeworth accused Blaise of being the auction conductor. Several people came forward, such as Karin Jenson, who had been coerced by the auction conductor into being an accomplice to Crane's murder. It turned out that both Crane and Gavèlle had joined the P.I.C. to bring Blaise down for his role in the auction and in manipulating various cases, such as the IS-7 Incident and the SS-5 Incident. Edgeworth proved that Blaise was the one behind all of these accusations, and the chair was arrested, relinquishing his authority. On April 8, Edgeworth decided that he would continue as a prosecutor, and Gavèlle returned his badge.