UK police to face £125 million spending cuts

May 26, 2010 4:34 pm

It has emerged following the Chancellor’s announcement yesterday that, of the £367m savings that the Home Office will be required to make, £135m will come from UK police forces. This is on top of ambitious efficiency savings that the previous government had […]

Confidential informant encouraged to give false testimony

May 24, 2010 11:40 am

Tulsa World has reported that another prisoner convicted for drugs charges is due to be released as a result of the investigation into police corruption in Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma. Rochelle Martin, who was acitng as a confidential informant for […]

Lying informant leads to release of over 20 prisoners

May 21, 2010 4:36 pm

Another US law enforcement agency has been learning the cost of relying on dishonest confidential informants. Wink News has reported that a confidential informant working for DeSoto County Sheriff’s drug task force, has admintted to lying and fabricating evidence to […]

The difficulties of hiding witnesses on a small island

May 21, 2010 10:08 am

Witness protection is a difficult business at the best of times. But when you’re on a small island the task of relocating and protecting a vulnerbale witness is made even harder. New legislation in Bermuda is attempting to overcome this […]

Financial mis-management in witness protection

May 21, 2010 9:58 am

Another case of mismanagement of witness protection funds emerged this week after a vetern Los Angeles police detective pleaded not guilty to embezzling thousands of dollars which was intended for the protection and relocation of witnesses in Los Angeles. Understandably, there […]

5 arrested for kidnapping confidential informant

May 21, 2010 9:39 am

Immigation and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a press release on Saturday celebrating the fact that they arrested five men for drugs possession and hostage taking. The five alleged dealers bound and beat a confidential informant to get money out of […]

Lack of police cooperation in Jamaica – what can be done?

May 10, 2010 11:46 am

Dr Hume Johnson and Dr Joseph Soeters write have written a two part article for the Jamaica Gleaner which highlights the culture of fear that surrounds witnesses to crime in Jamaica. The article cites recent examples of informers and testifying […]

The frustration of covert operations

May 4, 2010 11:37 am

Mary Brooks’ article on undercover policing and the fight against illegal drugs illustrates well the frustration that law enforcement experiences on a day-to-day basis. Captain Don Cook, Wyoming County’s agent in the the Southern West Virginia Regional Drug and Violent […]