Can a CI brag about what they are doing for the police while the cases are still active and havent been to court like facebook
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Last I checked there is such a thing as freedom of speech in this country. It is guaranteed by the ist Ammendment to the US Constitution . Its protections extend to saying really stupid things which would include an otherwise CI admitting his role in drug purchases.
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Short answer would be that in the short term, they can. However, it would seem quite ill advised for the prosecution to allow it, as it would appear to compromise confidentiality, as well as credibility.
There is probably nothing preventing a confidential informant from making a post on Facebook. However, they probably won't be confidential or cooperating with the government for much longer after that.