Jailhouse informant testimony law stirs up controversy

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A new law restricting the use of information from jailhouse snitches is stirring up controversy in the law enforcement community. Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed the bill requiring corroboration of jailhouse informant testimony. It will become law next year. “In a study of 100 cases when people were wrongfully sentenced to death row, in half of those cases, they were jailhouse informants who lied,” San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi said. The California District Attorneys Association was against it. They say …[Full Story at: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/state&id=8290118  ]

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Jailhouse informant testimony law stirs up controversy