Friday, January 15, 2016

Committee Releases Report on Orange County Prosecutors' Misuse of Jailhouse Informants
"In a report released Monday, a committee of legal experts appointed by Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to investigate complaints about the misuse of jailhouse informants in the district cited a 'failure of leadership' in his own office and a lack of police training in state and federal laws regarding informants, reports the Los Angeles Times. The report, which also examined issues within the Orange County Sheriff's Department, was prompted by the 'ever-widening scandal in which prosecutors and law enforcement officers have been accused of misusing inmate informants and failing to disclose key evidence to defendants,' writes the Los Angeles Times.

The report provided 10 recommendations which, the committee says, will restore confidence in the Orange County criminal justice system, including that the Orange County District Attorney’s Office revise its policies and procedures regarding the use of jailhouse informants and overhaul its training program for prosecutors and law enforcement officers and to 'promote prosecutors who place justice ahead of legal victories,' reports the Los Angeles Times."

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n a report released Monday, a committee of legal experts appointed by Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to investigate complaints about the misuse of jailhouse informants in the district cited a “failure of leadership” in his own office and a lack of police training in state and federal laws regarding informants, reports the Los Angeles Times. The report, which also examined issues within the Orange County Sheriff's Department, was prompted by the “ever-widening scandal in which prosecutors and law enforcement officers have been accused of misusing inmate informants and failing to disclose key evidence to defendants,” writes the Los Angeles Times.
The report provided 10 recommendations which, the committee says, will restore confidence in the Orange County criminal justice system, including that the Orange County District Attorney’s Office revise its policies and procedures regarding the use of jailhouse informants and overhaul its training program for prosecutors and law enforcement officers and to “promote prosecutors who place justice ahead of legal victories,” reports the Los Angeles Times.
- See more at: http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations/committee-releases-report-on-orange-county-prosecutors2019-misuse-of-jailhouse-informants#sthash.zvTi1TlU.dpuf
n a report released Monday, a committee of legal experts appointed by Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to investigate complaints about the misuse of jailhouse informants in the district cited a “failure of leadership” in his own office and a lack of police training in state and federal laws regarding informants, reports the Los Angeles Times. The report, which also examined issues within the Orange County Sheriff's Department, was prompted by the “ever-widening scandal in which prosecutors and law enforcement officers have been accused of misusing inmate informants and failing to disclose key evidence to defendants,” writes the Los Angeles Times.
The report provided 10 recommendations which, the committee says, will restore confidence in the Orange County criminal justice system, including that the Orange County District Attorney’s Office revise its policies and procedures regarding the use of jailhouse informants and overhaul its training program for prosecutors and law enforcement officers and to “promote prosecutors who place justice ahead of legal victories,” reports the Los Angeles Times.
- See more at: http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations/committee-releases-report-on-orange-county-prosecutors2019-misuse-of-jailhouse-informants#sthash.zvTi1TlU.dpuf

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