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.
Sheriff Sandra Hutchens conceded in testimony that jail deputies used confidential informants to elicit incriminating statements from defendants.
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.
An grand jury found no widespread misuse of jailhouse informants to convict suspects in Orange County, despite court documents suggesting otherwise.