Life sentence dismissed in police corruption probe

October 28, 2010 11:09 am

Demario Harris must be a happy man. On Wednesday his life sentence for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute was thrown out by a U.S. District Judge because two police officers allegedly used a fabricated confidential informant and a […]

Confidential Informants – Where is it going?

October 25, 2010 3:31 pm

Much is being written about the ‘Confidential Informant‘ culture in the US and it is fair to say that in many ways this is positive.  However, as is normally the case, the negative has to be reported and inevitably it […]

The need to keep informants informed

October 22, 2010 4:25 pm

A story reported by Wink News today highlights the need to manage confidential informants’ expectations and maintain communication. According the report, an informant for Lee County Sheriff’s Office found that his name was disclosed in court records much earlier than he and […]

Secretary leaks confidential details to suspected gang member

October 22, 2010 1:52 pm

The Times Union has reported that a secretary at Albany’s Division of Parole has been transferred after parole officers found out that she was supplying information to a suspected gang member who was being investigated for his allegedly selling marijuana. […]

21st Century Policing Procurement

October 11, 2010 10:01 am

It is interesting that the second phase of the UK Government’s consultation process around 21st Century Policing moves on to the subject of procurement. Following Phillip Green’s articles in the paper this morning reporting the significant waste in public sector […]

Progress on global anti-counterfeiting treaty…

October 6, 2010 11:50 am

Negotiators from 37 countries Saturday reached a basic agreement on an international treaty to crack down on counterfeit and pirated products at a meeting in Tokyo, the Japanese government has said. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is designed to create […]