As reported by Tallahassee.com Andrea Green has been sentenced to life imprisonment having been convicted of first degree murder following his involvement in the shooting of Rachel Hoffman. 23-year-old student Hoffman was working for Tallahassee Police as a Confidential Informant after she was arrested for minor drugs offences in 2008. Unfortunately, Tallahassee Police lost track of Rachel Hoffman and she ended up dead. Andrea Green is the second man to be sentenced - Deneilo Bradshaw was convicted in December 2009.
The Rachel Hoffman debacle has sent shockwaves across Florida and the US. In Florida it led to the introduction of Rachel’s Law which required law enforcement agencies using confidential informants to improve their processes and procedures surrounding the use of confidential informants. The Hoffman case illustrates the long lasting impacts that failed management of confidential informants has – the high profile story continues to dominate headlines almost two years after the event.