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John Klaus
John Klaus, father of police informant Matthew Klaus, spoke to the House Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform committee on Feb. 5. He said his family hopes to put in place protections that offer help to confidential informants who want to get sober or need help staying sober “if that is what they wish.” (Image courtesy House Public Information Services)

Senate Judiciary waters down ‘Matthew’s Law’

A bill requiring law enforcement agencies to adopt a uniform policy that protects drug-addicted confidential informants has been rewritten to give law enforcement more leeway to treat those protections as optional.

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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