FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - A bill that aims to set limits on law enforcement agencies on who can be confidential informants has passed through the house.
House Bill 1221 outlines how campus police officers can’t be used to recruit CI’s and includes new information in the signed CI agreement.
The bill still needs to be approved by the senate.
Tammy Sadek, mother of a slain former NDSCS student who had been working as a CI says her attorney helped draft the legislation, a committee making several changes before signing off. She added she has Gov. Doug Burgum’s support too when it comes to the bill.
She says the bill passed unanimously through the house, and says it’s a major win for their family.
Sadek’s son, Andrew, was found dead in the Red River in June 2014 and had been working with a regional drug task force after being arrested for selling $80 worth of marijuana to a confidential informant.
Sadek referred to the law as "Andrew's Law."