It started with a massacre at a hair salon near the Seal Beach Pier and morphed into one of the biggest law enforcement scandals in Orange County history.
Here’s a breakdown of the jail informant scandal from the pages of The Times.
What is this scandal about?
The use of informants was first exposed in the prosecution of Scott Dekraai, who killed eight people, including his ex-wife, in the Seal Beach mass shooting.
On Oct. 12, 2011, Dekraai walked into the Salon Meritage and opened fire, killing his ex-wife, Michelle Fournier, 48, along with salon owner Randy Fannin, 62; Lucia Kondas, 65; Michele Fast, 47; Victoria Buzzo, 54; Laura Elody, 46; Christy...