Law Dictionary

citizen informant

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

Legal Definition of citizen informant

  1. :  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

Additional Notes on citizen informant

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


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