citizen informant

noun
citizen in·​for·​mant | \ -in-ˈfȯr-mənt \

Legal Definition of citizen informant

: an informant who is motivated to assist law enforcement officers by good citizenship as distinguished from one seeking some gain (as payment or concessions from police)

called also citizen informer

Note: The information given by a citizen informant is presumed under the law to be reliable.

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“Citizen informant.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/citizen%20informant. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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