By Phillip Smith
January 9, 2012
After Rachel Hoffman was busted and agreed to become a snitch in 2008, Tallahassee police sent her out into a dangerous new world, until a “buy-bust” sting took her life.
Tallahassee, Florida, city commissioners Friday voted to approve a $2.6 million settlement in the wrongful death suit of a young woman killed in a drug sting when she agreed to be a confidential informant for police after being busted on marijuana and ecstasy charges. The payout comes even as a similar killing is shaking the Detroit area.