Tag Archive: corruption

Don’t get too close to your confidential informants…

November 12, 2010 10:42 am

Good relationships between undercover officers and confidential informants deliver better results. Building up mutual trust and understanding encourages informants to provide more valuable and useful information leading to more numerous and robust convictions. But what happens when a strong, professional […]

$900,000 bill for police corruption lawsuits

November 8, 2010 5:28 pm

Tulsa’s budget will have to accommodate between $700,000 to $900,000 to handle a wave of corruption lawsuits which are arising as a result of a corruption scandal in the city’s police department. As reported by Tulsa World, three lawsuits have already […]

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 […]

Dodgy Sheriff accused of sharing drugs profits

September 22, 2010 3:40 pm

The Sheriff of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Raymond Martin, has been on trial for drug trafficking and witness tampering according to Courier Press. The Sheriff allegedly gave marijuana  to a confidential informant, Jeremy Potts, on several occasions (sometimes up to 20 […]

Brave steps against police corruption in Mexico

August 31, 2010 11:20 am

Nearly 10 percent of Mexico’s Federal Police have been fired as part of President Felipe Calderon’s war on drugs, according to Reuters. Deputy Police Chief Facundo Rosas explained that 3,200 policemen were fired for failing to “carry out duties established […]

The Internal Betrayal…

August 23, 2010 1:28 pm

CIFAS – the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service, in collaboration with a number of private and public sector bodies and experts, has released a report entitled The Internal Betrayal looking at Staff (or Insider) Fraud and how organisations can combat the […]

Another 12 cases of entrapment by an informant

August 23, 2010 1:00 pm

12 men and women have been cleared of accusations that they were members of the Latin Kings gang according the The St Petersburg Times. Police raided a meeting of the gang in 2006, arresting 52 people on racketeering charges. However, […]

Is it too easy to abuse an informant?

August 23, 2010 11:49 am

If allegations reported in The Post-Bulletin are true, then the sheriff of Dodge County made a serious error of judgement in his dealing with the investigator accused of coercing a female informant into having sex with him. The lawsuit against the […]