Sure, officer, what would you like me to say?

by Walter Olson on March 31, 2014

Durham police paid undisclosed “conviction bonuses” to informants in drug cases, a practice both prosecutors and defense lawyers say comes as a surprise to them [IndyWeek]

{ 4 comments }

1 marco73 03.31.14 at 9:30 am

According to the Assistant Police Chief:
“If we thought an informant was saying something just for money, we’d never accept that,”

Well so there, peasants. Nothing to see here, move along.

2 MattS 03.31.14 at 2:13 pm

Marco,

Of course if the informant was just saying something to settle a personal grudge, that would be just fine.

3 Boblipton 03.31.14 at 4:00 pm

Given that the Durham District Attorney does not always inform himself of potential exculpatory evidence — like timed video tapes of rapists at ATM machined — well, I have my doubts.

Bob

4 Jane Tucker 03.31.14 at 7:35 pm

can you say Giglio?

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