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Questions Plague DOJ Over Inaction In Orange County's Jail Informant Scandal

LOS ANGELES ? For the past three years, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department have been embroiled in a sprawling jailhouse informant scandal ? one that may have involved the violation of multiple defendants’ civil rights, and that threatens to upend a number of already settled cases. The U.S. Department of Justice, though, is still weighing whether to take federal action.
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