Experienced criminal defense attorneys and Pulitzer Prize winning journalists share their in-depth knowledge of the legal and practical issues related to the use of confidential informants in criminal cases. You will learn about the federal regulations, as well as the local Philadelphia Police Department directives related to confidential informants, providing a background with which to challenge, impeach and weaken the impact of evidence obtained through informants. This invaluable manual also provides tips on cross examination; skills for impeaching informant testimony; an understanding of the procedural, policy and civil rights implications when a confidential informant is involved; suggestions for attacking search and seizure warrants based on confidential informant statements; as well as, remedies available when a violation of Philadelphia Police Department procedures has occurred with the use of an informant.
Summary of Contents:
Use of Confidential Informants: General Defense and Commonwealth Perspectives | Use of Confidential Informants: Background | Misuse of Confidential Informants: The Story that Started it All – Selected Articles (© Tainted Justice series, Philadelphia Daily News, 2009. Reprinted with Permission.) | Philadelphia Police Department Directives – The Old, the New and the Prevention of Corruption | Confidential Informant Discovery Issues | State Case Law Summaries | Federal Case Law Summaries.
Number of Pages: 256