Monday, February 20, 2017

Moving the CHEEZO

The CHEEZO baton is passed from the JeffCo DA's to the Sheriff's Office

 The ethics issue I wrote about in my last blog, which resulted in the shutdown of the highly successful CHEEZO Investigations Unit, has been resolved by the entirely predictable expedient of moving CHEEZO out of the JeffCo DA's Office. 

Left unresolved is serious the policy question which led to its shutdown -- whether attorneys should have a role in advising and overseeing covert investigations by law enforcement officials or private investigators, and that's a shame. 

Law360 invited me to contribute an editorial on this subject, which ran in its excellent Legal Ethics Section last week.  Although Law360 is a subscription service, as of this morning, you can still read the entire article here.