Saturday, February 16, 2013
Judge lets police hide informant identity from allegedly leaky McLennan DA Office
Here's a bizarre tale: A judge has allowed the Waco Police Department to keep the identity of a confidential informant secret from the District Attorney Abel Reyna's office because they suspect prosecutors as the source of information leaks. Reyna on his Facebook page (he's in a childish snit and refuses to talk to the local paper) at first had said it was just one disgruntled Waco PD officer who'd alleged leaks in his department. But on Friday an attorney for the city formally made the allegations in court, reported the Waco Tribune-Herald. The judge agreed with the police department, prompting the prosecutor to threaten to dismiss the cases against seven people charged in an auto theft ring. What a zoo!