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Police use drug addict as informant, get what you might expect

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Morris816, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Morris816

    Morris816 Member

    Very good piece of investigative reporting:

    http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2014/11/trinidad_war_on_drugs_attacked_the_innocent.php

    Long story short: The Trinidad (Colo.) Police Department had two drug addicts serve as informants for a drug investigation, leading to a large amount of arrests -- all dismissed because the informant's stories didn't add up and because of lousy evidence.

    Seriously, why in the world would a police department want to have a drug addict serve as an informant when you have no idea if that person is going to be honest.

    It's a long read, but well worth it. Here's a sampling:

     
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