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ND Increases Protections for Confidential Informants

A North Dakota bill “aimed at protecting confidential informants used by law enforcement” was recently signed by the governor, reports the Bismarck Tribune. Stemming from the death of college student Andrew Sadek, the new law “requires law enforcement agencies to execute a written agreement with informants that includes the informant’s right to speak with an attorney. Law enforcement agencies must undergo training before using confidential informants and the Peace Officers Standards and Training Board must write rules to ‘execute reasonable protective measures for a confidential informant.’”