• SNITCHING: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice
  • U.S. Attorney General's Guidelines on the FBI's Use of Confidential Human Sources
  • Sarah Stillman, The Throwaways, The New Yorker (2012) (article on the use of juvenile informants)

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Call for federal investigation of Orange County

The jailhouse snitch scandal in Orange County continues to escalate.  In November, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, former California Attorney General John Van de Kamp, and numerous other legal experts (including me), called for a federal investigation.  Here is the letter to U.S. Attorney General Lynch.  A month earlier, the New York Times Editorial Board identified the "blatant and systemic misconduct in the Orange County District Attorney's Office" and also called for a federal investigation.  Meanwhile, the OC Register published this special report entitled "How jailhouse informants and the 'snitch tank' put Orange County justice system in turmoil."