Tennessee Congressman Calls for Change in Use of Informants

The Associated Press

A Tennessee congressman wants the Justice Department to investigate the use of confidential informants — and how the practice contributed to the death of a North Dakota college student.

Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen spoke about the issue on the House floor Tuesday, after seeing a report on the death of 20-year-old Andrew Sadek.

Sadek's body was found in June 2014 in the Red River with a gunshot wound to the head. Investigators haven't determined how he died.

Cohen says Sadek was murdered as a confidential informant because police didn't protect him. Cohen says it's time for DOJ and Congress to address what he calls "part of the scourge that has come across this nation."

The victim's mother, Tammy Sadek, tells KFGO radio she's happy the case is receiving national attention.

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