Questions About Informant Payments By Durham Police

Mar 13, 2014

Steve Schewel, Durham City Council Member
Steve Schewel, Durham City Council Member
Credit City of Durham/Durhamnc.gov

    

Two local advocacy groups released documents showing the Durham Police Department made payments to informants in criminal matters.

The groups assert the department paid bonuses when defendants were convicted. The police say the payments do not violate policy. Host Frank Stasio talks with WUNC reporter Jorge Valencia and Durham City Council member Steve Schewel about the latest developments.