Boston Office of FBI made have had six agents and two U. S. Attorneys guilty of obstruction of justice and the lead investigator ASAC Robert Fitzpatrick, who grew up in an orphanage, who, without much help from the Headquarters of the FBI, tried to close Whitey Bulger as an informant , suggesting even the top of the FBI made have lacked insight! The entire chain of command may have been corrupt, or some of them may have been more interested in taking on the Mafia and their influence using drugs! This behavior resulted in a $102 million judgment, about a million dollar of each year of false imprisonment due to the gross mismanagement of the Boston Office of FBI at that time.
Criminals who give out information about other criminal are called informants.
Informants have been accused of obstructing investigations or justice.
Compensation or protection may be the motive for giving our information.
Informants should be only used when there is almost no other way to stop a crime.
Eliminating the Competition by either corrupt law enforcement or corrupt industry may be the motive for obstruction of an investigation.
Advanced procedure or technology may suggest an informant did not obstruct an investigation.
Jailhouse informants, or snitchs, trade special favors usually known as advent of the plea bargain present constitutional problems due to possible conflicts of interests with justice.
Increasingly trials are lost due to the use of jailhouse informants.
An informant is less likely to obstruct justice or an investigation who willingly comes forward to top law enforcement who is not incarcerated.
The use of sophisticated violence or methods would be unlikely by an informant to obstruct a drug investigation.
Checking court histories and background of a top law enforcement may link law enforcement to more than one way to the top member of a criminal enterprise, often through remote similar shared locations of business or residence over a long period of time.
Strange out of jurisdiction exercises, especially resulting in the death of a trainee by local law enforcement would suggest corruption of law enforcement.
A history of allowing officers to work at home, not report their activities, to remain on the job with a history of violence, unstable relationships and/or allegations of domestic abuse with or without a strange attraction to strange objects or symbols or strange weapons, especially if mentioned in court filing might suggest which official would be most likely to throw a case.
Joint multi-governmental level task forces should consider using one or more informant and are at great risk for obstruction of the investigation.
Triple agents in joint multi-governmental level task forces are most likely to wrongly suspect an informant of wrongdoing or to improperly use a wrongdoing informant.
It is unlikely that an informant would obstruct the investigation that the informant causes to be started.
LAPD officer Rothmiller's opinion in his book that the informant shot at him to obstruct the Jack Urich Oil investigation may be false. It may have been someone high in LAPD who may have shot at him, who may have had a long history of questionable behavior that even the media wrote about at length. There may have been triple agents in the investigation, such as oil company, PD, and CIA interests obstructing the FBI. This may be a very common practice and Joint investigations should be frowned upon. Reviewing court files will likely show many conflicts of interest with justice by the LAPD. This case should be made into a movie.
The use of informants should be very limited.