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ACLU sues Orange County Sheriff Department over controversial jail informant techniques




An Orange County Sheriff's deputy keeps a watch over a group of detainees in the medical and dental care area at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010.
An Orange County Sheriff's deputy keeps a watch over a group of detainees in the medical and dental care area at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010.
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and District Attorney Tony Rackauckas accusing them of running an illegal jail informant program that violates the rights of defendants.

The jailhouse snitch scandal has led to the unraveling of nearly 20 high-profile cases. The civil rights group is seeking a permanent injunction to force OCSD and OC District Attorney to stop what they described as violating the U.S. Constitution’s due process clause.

Guest:

Andre Mouchard, assistant managing editor for the OC Register who oversees the paper’s ongoing look into the OC jail informant scandal