I guess the question is: “is it worth it?” Richmond, Virginia, seemed to think so as one police informant got a sweet reward for getting in harm’s way and risking life. With legal parameters in place, though, information and communication is key, so it’s not like any police informant never realizes just what he or she is getting into. Consider the legalities and decide for yourself: is $700K worth it to get shot? Maybe, maybe not.
Police Informant Risks It All. For Money?
Whether they do it to avoid punishment for their own crimes or out of some civic duty, confidential informants know they’re entering into a dangerous enterprise. After all, snitches get stitches, as the saying goes.