Justice Department Probing Orange County’s Use of Jailhouse Informants

By Christopher Zoukis On Dec. 15, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its Office of Civil Rights has launched an investigation of the sheriff’s office and the district attorney’s office in Orange County, California, over repeated claims law enforcers there have systematically used jailhouse informants in ways that violate defendants’ rights. Authorized by a 1994 […]

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