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

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

  • 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.

  • Marco,

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

  • 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

  • can you say Giglio?