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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Ill. Judge To ACLU: Overturning Wiretapping Law Helps Gangs

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.