jailhouse snitch scandal
As sheriff's department officials clam up, the sentencing in an Orange County massacre remains mired in misconduct.
"It is time for compliance."
Of course, this recognition should come as no surprise -- the jail snitch program has been rocking the county's justice system for almost three years.
This is the second time a trove of information on county jail inmates maintained by sheriff's deputies has been discovered.
Evidence gathered from a jailhouse informant helped to build a case against a man for murder. In a retrial without that evidence, a jury failed to convict him.
Critics demand an outside inquiry into Orange County officials.
Diverting murder cases away from him "disrupted" justice, the ruling said.