Q: In Illinois can a 16 year old minor be used by law enforcement as a confidential informant to carry out controlled buys
A: Can and should are two different things. All confidential informants are suspect based on the sole proposition that their identity is being concealed from not only the general public, but the people in which they are engaging in illegal activities with. Often times these informants have biases or receive compensation for their work.
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