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Informants and Promotion Exams

January 7, 2013
Foremost among my thoughts on informants is that I wouldn't want to find myself at the mercy of anyone whose inclination to sell out others has been well established.

N.J. Detective Banned from Public Employment

December 5, 2012
An Eatontown (N.J.) Police detective has been banned from law enforcement after he pleaded guilty to criminal coercion and evidence tampering.

Cultivating Effective Gang Informants

December 5, 2012
In the long war between police gang fighters and the outlaw criminal gangs, gang defectors can be important and valuable allies. Unless someone in your team has the ability to recruit, cultivate, and utilize criminal informants, you're just functioning as procedural processors relying on chance to develop cases.

4 Calif. Men Arrested In Terror Plot

November 20, 2012
The FBI has arrested four Southern California men who planned to join a "violent jihad" and attack U.S. military bases in Afghanistan.

Black Panthers' Gun Supplier Was FBI Informant

August 23, 2012
A prominent 1960s Black Panther Party activist who supplied the group with its first firearms that were used in gun battles with Oakland police was working as an FBI informant.

Fla. Officer Arrested for Perjury, Misconduct

August 16, 2012
A Delray Beach (Fla.) Police officer has been arrested on perjury and official misconduct, the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office said today.

NYPD Cop's Killer Was Police Informant

July 30, 2012
One of the three killers of a New York Police Department officer was a registered police informant at the time of the shooting.

NYPD Cops Charged with Smuggling Illegal Guns

October 25, 2011
Five NYPD officers have been named in a federal indictment charging them with illegally smuggling guns and what they thought were stolen slot machines, cigarettes and counterfeit goods.

Ill. Judge To ACLU: Overturning Wiretapping Law Helps Gangs

September 28, 2011
A senior Illinois appellate judge has said if the state's wiretapping law is overturned, gang bangers "will rejoice." The judge said overturning the law would help gangs monitoring each other, including allowing them to secretly record police informants.

C.I. Testifies Tulsa Officer Gave Her Gifts

August 6, 2011
A criminal informant testified about her close friendship with a Tulsa (Okla.) Police officer she said gave her gifts, after she took the stand in a federal police misconduct trial.

The Best Argument Against the Death Penalty

July 14, 2011
Former Mexican Mafia leader Ramon "Mundo" Mendoza's motivation for writing, "Mexican Mafia: The Gang of Gangs," is to get the book into the hands of gang members and inmates in the hope that it might prevent them from following in his footsteps. His intent is to break the negative brainwashing the prison gangs utilize and illuminate the path to redemption.

ACLU Claims NJ Cops Misuse Informants

June 28, 2011
The report, which came after a three-year investigation by the ACLU, claims New Jersey agencies have a disjointed, confusing, and, in some cases, nonexistent policies on how New Jersey law enforcement agencies use confidential informants.

Report: 25% of Hackers are FBI Informants

June 9, 2011
The Guardian is citing the publisher of hacker quarterly 2600, who told the publication hackers are "susceptible to intimidation" and are usually willing to work for the feds rather than face long prison terms.

Ohio Deputy Fired for Lying About Sex With Informant

November 11, 2010
Gardiner began a sexual relationship with the informant in the spring of 2009 and used his "covert identification" to rent motel rooms and his duty car to "take her on dates."

Proponent of 'Stop Snitching' Movement Outed as Police Informant

September 13, 2010
But the New York man who manages Game and other hip-hop heavyweights - Jimmy (Henchman) Rosemond - is named as an informer in court records, the Daily News has learned.

How to Solve Gang Homicides When Nobody's Talking

September 8, 2010
Community members often withhold information, fearing retaliation because of a lack of trust in the police. Even though they know their lack of cooperation will give way to more crimes and a deteriorating quality of life in their neighborhoods, many are people still reluctant to become witnesses or provide useful information.

Shots Fired: Reno, Nevada 02/23/1984

February 23, 2010

Hastings walked to the Fireside Lounge on the corner of Fourth and Lake Streets, dialed up his favorite federal agent on a pay phone, and fessed up to having some 13 stolen antique knives and a stolen Beretta on his person. Oh, and he wanted to turn himself in.

Informant Helps Jury Convict MS-13 Members In Charlotte

January 27, 2010
A federal jury convicted six members of MS-13 on a variety of charges with the help of testimony from a former MS-13 member, an informant who infiltrated the gang and video footage of the gang's criminal acts.

Information and Tips

December 22, 2009

In addition to good citizens reporting suspicious behavior, police may receive tips from fellow officers, criminal informants, or anonymous sources. The more reliable the source of information, the less independent police investigation is necessary to verify the veracity of the tip.

St. Louis Police Bristle at Bosses' Inquiry on Their Confidential Informers

August 20, 2009
Worried about liars in their ranks, city police officials are demanding that up to 20 officers tell bosses details about their confidential informers. But the St. Louis Police Officers Association has won a temporary restraining order to block the inquiry.
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