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Santa Clara County: Ex-jailer says planting informants was routine

Posted By Administration, Monday, March 2, 2015

A former Santa Clara County Jail official has claimed he routinely helped cops and prosecutors plant jailhouse informants to actively dig up information from suspects for about 10 years ending in the late 1990s, potentially violating a Supreme Court ruling that prevents the government from sending anyone to interrogate defendants without their lawyer being present.

The remarks by retired Lt. Frank Dixon in a sworn declaration he gave in an appellate case, as well as an interview with this newspaper, appear to be a rare admission of what defendants have long insisted is a common civil rights violation by law enforcement.

Under a 1986 Supreme Court ruling, the government may plant jailhouse informants only as "silent listening posts" who cannot deliberately elicit incriminating information from the accused.

 

Read the whole story at San Jose Mercury News

 

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