Orange County D.A. Informant Scandal

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A special committee report released yesterday found that a “failure of leadership” at the Orange County district attorney's office paved the way for big problems with its jailhouse informants. The report also calls the office “a ship without a rudder” and describes prosecutors as having a “win-at-all-costs mentality.” We hear from Orange County D.A. Tony Rackauckas and an outside expert responding to the report.

Credits

Guests:
Tony Rackauckas - Orange County District Attorney - @OCDATony, Alexandra Natapoff - Professor at Loyola Law School and author of the book “Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice.”

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher