In case you missed it, the Orange County Grand Jury completely debunked the false claims of misconduct in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, read the statement here. You can read additional news coverage below.
From the Los Angeles Times
O.C. grand jury says claims of an illegal jailhouse informant program are a ‘myth’
By James Queally and Richard Winton
For years, accusations that Orange County prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies ran a secret program that used jailhouse informants to obtain confessions from criminal defendants have dogged some of the area’s top law enforcement leaders.
The informant scandal has sparked a retrial in at least one murder case, and stalled the proceedings against a man who confessed to gunning down eight people in Seal Beach.
On Tuesday, however, the county’s grand jury dismissed the entire scandal as a “myth,” releasing the findings of a months-long investigation that was hailed as vindication by prosecutors and dismissed as a whitewash by defense attorneys… (Continue Reading)
From the Orange County Register
Grand jury: No systemic cheating from Orange County D.A., Sheriff in using jailhouse informants
By Tony Saavedra
An Orange County Grand Jury report released Tuesday says the District Attorney’s Office and the Sheriff’s Department are not operating an official jailhouse informant program, and that while isolated problems have existed allegations of systemic cheating are unfounded…(Continue Reading)