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In Orange County DA's race, candidates' debate is elusive

Jill Replogle
| OCDA Tony Rackauckas was a no-show for what could have been the first, real candidates' debate in the hotly contested race. He said he was working on the Golden State killer case.

ACLU sues OC Sheriff, DA over jailhouse snitch scandal

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The improper use of jailhouse informants allowed confessed mass murderer Scott Dekraai to escape the death penalty. The ACLU now wants a judge to force OC law enforcement to notify any individuals whose criminal defense cases might also be affected.

OC sheriff acknowledges informant use in county jails

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Sheriff Sandra Hutchens conceded in testimony that jail deputies used confidential informants to elicit incriminating statements from defendants.

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OC sheriff to testify in jailhouse snitch scandal

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Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens will testify Wednesday in a hearing aimed at determining who knew how much about the improper use of jailhouse informants.

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Grand jury: No jailhouse snitch program in Orange County

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An grand jury found no widespread misuse of jailhouse informants to convict suspects in Orange County, despite court documents suggesting otherwise.

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