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    Default Can Police Authorize Informants to Sleep with Targets of an Investigation

    My question involves civil rights in the State of: Ohio

    I have heard that it is unlawful (or at least contrary to established police procedure) for the police to authorize an informant to engage in sexual intercourse with the target of a police investigation. Could someone cite a specific law or police policy that is violated when the police authorize an informant to sleep with a target of an investigation? What crimes could the police and the informant be charged with if they engage in sexual relations with a target? Again, please provide reference to a specific law or policy...

    https://scholarlycommons.law.case.ed...ntext=caselrev

    Another citation of North Dakota Law:

    http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t29c29-5.pdf (29-29.5-05. Written agreement required ---- "A warning that sexual relations with an intended target of a police investigation is a
    violation of the agreement and may be a violation of the law")

    Another citation:

    http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20...d-drug-charges

    "Having sex with the suspects in the cases constitutes entrapment and violates the defendants’ due process rights, according to Florida case law cited by defense lawyers. Also, any sexual relationship between an informant and a target violates the rules of nearly every law enforcement agency, federal, state or local."

    So what is the crime?

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    Default Re: Can Police Authorize Informants to Sleep with Targets of an Investigation

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    I have heard that it is unlawful (or at least contrary to established police procedure) for the police to authorize an informant to engage in sexual intercourse with the target of a police investigation.
    Police procedures are not laws; they also vary by department and are not open for general inspection by the public. If this is an issue in an actual case, it should be possible to obtain testimony about the police department's actual procedures, and would likely be possible to subpoena any on-point procedures that are imposed by the police agency.
    Quote Quoting Endofdays
    Could someone cite a specific law or police policy that is violated when the police authorize an informant to sleep with a target of an investigation?
    In Ohio? I can see no such law.
    Quote Quoting Endofdays
    What crimes could the police and the informant be charged with if they engage in sexual relations with a target?
    If they're all consenting adults? Not a crime.

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    Default Re: Can Police Authorize Informants to Sleep with Targets of an Investigation

    Why are you citing North Dakota and Florida laws if you are in Ohio?

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    Default Re: Can Police Authorize Informants to Sleep with Targets of an Investigation

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    Why are you citing North Dakota and Florida laws if you are in Ohio?
    Because he is not able to find an Ohio law on point.

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