OC jail snitch scandal report is cold comfort – Orange County Register


While Orange County’s top prosecutor gloats over last week’s grand jury report, which found there was no official snitch program in county jails, it’s worth noting that the report’s findings fall well short of exonerating the county’s top law enforcement officials.

The District Attorney’s Office has touted the report since its release last week, claiming that it vindicates both prosecutors and sheriff’s officials, who have been accused of running an illegal network of informants in county jails.

The scandal had loomed over the District Attorney’s Office since it was removed from prosecuting the worst mass killing in the county’s history — the case of Scott Dekraai, who murdered his ex-wife and seven others in a 2011 shooting spree.

While it’s true that the report, titled “The Myth of the Orange County Jailhouse Informant Program,” found that there was no…



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