A year and a half after the tragic killing of Rachel Hoffman in Florida, the case continues to remain in the spotlight. Deneilo Bradshaw, who is one of the two men accused of the killing, is due to go on trial. However, the high profile nature of the case means that over 500 potential jurors are being called in order to try to find an impartial jury. There’s a strong chance that the case will have to be performed in another state where the case is less well known.
The Hoffman case illustrates the high risk nature of covert policing and the need to have strong management and control procedures when dealing with confidential informants.