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The findings threaten to unravel cases in which defendants may not have received fair trials when prosecutors withheld evidence about the misconduct of deputies who violated the rights of inmates through the misuse of informants.
The allegations, detailed by Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders in a page motionpage declaration and 9, pages of exhibits, point to failures of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and U.
S Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take action in Misconduct investigations that have languished for years. Those deputies who had previously worked in the jails with informants were later reassigned to the streets, where it appears the unconstitutional practices continued with other informants, Sanders writes.
Sanders also argues that the card indicates the same controversial informant practices being used inside county jails were also being used on the street.
Orange County Courts A business card from an Orange County sheriff's deputy advertises help with informants. Earlier this year, in a federal case in the county tainted by informant work, a case that was ultimately dismissed, it became clear that the U. Larson denied that the practice ever occurred in the case; in the case, he admitted he knew such practices had taken place.
In addition to the cases identified by Sanders, the multi-agency Scarecrow crackdown has led to the arrests of 85 people. Those cases too may now be in jeopardy.
Department of Justice declined to comment. According to Sanders, prosecutors then presented that damning evidence in court while withholding evidence that could have been beneficial to the defense.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions' office inherited the investigation of the Orange County jailhouse informant system from the Obama administration. It appears to have done nothing. The Justice Department investigation was first launched under the Obama administration, but only in his final months in office.
When Trump won the presidential election and Sessions became U. And thus any lingering hopes for a robust federal investigation into the corruption plaguing the county from the federal government was thought to be lost. In the face of toothless investigations, prosecutors can, and do, largely operate without fear of consequences for their actions.
Sanders filed the brief on behalf of his client Oscar Galeno Garcia, who is charged with a low-level methamphetamine offense.
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