CBS’s 60 Minutes Reports on Use of Confidential Informants

CBS’s 60 Minutes Reports on Use of Confidential Informants

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NEW YORK, NY — On Sunday, the CBS news program 60 Minutes reported  how police departments across the U.S. are recruiting and coercing young people to serve as confidential informants (CIs) in return for dropping low level, nonviolent marijuana and other drug charges.

Some college students report being coerced by officers who said they weren’t allowed to call their parents or a lawyer. While trained undercover agents and CIs can be helpful for infiltrating…

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