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Point of Law: Using Informants to Conduct Searches
While investigating a public employee, the FBI used a disgruntled associate to search for evidence. It didn’t go well.
October 14, 2022
Cleveland Detective Killed in Shooting, Suspects in Custody
Detective James Skernivitz was working on an undercover drug deal and he and his informant were ambushed while sitting in the car.
September 4, 2020
FL Woman Tipped Off Drug Dealers About Investigation to Get Back at Detective-Husband
A FL elementary school teacher who tried to get revenge against her husband by tipping off drug dealers that they were under investigation should spend the next eight years in federal prison because the consequences of her actions were so serious, prosecutors say.
June 22, 2017
How To Develop Informants
Building a network of criminals in the know can help you generate leads and solve cases—if you do it right.
January 23, 2013
Informants and Promotion Exams
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.
January 6, 2013
N.J. Detective Banned from Public Employment
An Eatontown (N.J.) Police detective has been banned from law enforcement after he pleaded guilty to criminal coercion and evidence tampering.
December 4, 2012
Cultivating Effective Gang Informants
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.
December 4, 2012
4 Calif. Men Arrested In Terror Plot
The FBI has arrested four Southern California men who planned to join a "violent jihad" and attack U.S. military bases in Afghanistan.
November 19, 2012
Black Panthers' Gun Supplier Was FBI Informant
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.
August 22, 2012
Fla. Officer Arrested for Perjury, Misconduct
A Delray Beach (Fla.) Police officer has been arrested on perjury and official misconduct, the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office said today.
August 15, 2012
NYPD Cop's Killer Was Police Informant
One of the three killers of a New York Police Department officer was a registered police informant at the time of the shooting.
July 29, 2012
NYPD Cops Charged with Smuggling Illegal Guns
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.
October 24, 2011
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