informant

(redirected from Police informant)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

informant

noun accuser, adviser, announcer, appriser, auctor, communicant, communicator, dispatcher, divulger, enlightener, envoy, harbinger, information giver, informer, intelligencer, narrator, notifier, proclaimer, relator, reporter, source, spy, stool piieon, talebearer, tipper, tipster, witness
Associated concepts: paid informant, reliable informants, unnercover informant
See also: bystander, deponent, eyewitness, indicator, informer, source, spy, witness
References in periodicals archive ?
Video evidence emerged of him ordering undercover police informant Milad Kfoury to target specific individuals and locations to incite sectarian conflict.
They started beating me up before taking me into a mosque, where a masked man questioned me and accused me of being a police informant as one of them filmed me using a video camera.
But in his appeal, Wade is claiming prosecutors failed to make timely or full disclosure of Lynda's role as a police informant.
In that instance, Ronald Louis Casebeer was convicted of attempted aggravated murder and other charges after he told a police informant about a plan to burn down a deputy district attorney's home.
David's family claimed he may have been murdered because he was a police informant and have likened the alleged failings in the investigation case to that of Stephen Lawrence, the black teenager who was murdered in Eltham, South London in 1993.
Students of the problem are now familiar with the fact that these three types of testimonial evidence-confessions, eyewitness identifications, and police informant testimony-often lead to wrongful convictions.
The lawyer was referring specifically to Fanos Hadjigeorgiou - the self-confessed driver of the getaway motorbike used on the night of Hadjicostis' murder - and to police informant Giorgos Zavrandonas.
05pm PREMIERE Jim Sturgess stars in this fact-based drama as police informant Martin McGartland, who infiltrated the highest ranks of the IRA in 1980s Belfast, but was tortured after being exposed.
During the year the Serious Crime Squad has been heavily involved in dealing with a protected police informant (supergrass)," his annual report stated.
Errol Hay turned police informant claiming Mr Sayers masterminded a jury nobbling plot.
According to the preliminary investigation, culprits - Aftab and Sharif told the investigators that they along with their other accomplices namely Obaid, Shahjahan, Emran Kala, on a suspicion of being the police informant, kidnapped a person namely Taimur in 2008 from Mochko area and later shot him dead in Sector 9-E.
The character is based on a real police informant known as 'Possum', who David Simon, creator of The Wire, met on two occasions.

Full browser ?