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'Andrew's Law' headed to Gov. Burgum

Apr 19, 2017
ND Legislature

“Andrew’s Law” is on its way to Governor Burgum.

The law sets out rights and responsibilities when law enforcement uses confidential informants. It was named for Andrew Sadek, a student at the State College of Science in Wahpeton, who was a drug informant. His body was found in the Red River, and his parents believe he was murdered.

"Obviously, this is an emotional issue," said Sen. Kelly Armstrong (R-Dickinson).

ND Legislature

The House has passed a retooled “Andrew’s Law” – deigned to protect confidential informants.

It was introduced after State College of Science Student Andrew Sadek’s body was found in the Red River. He had been acting as an informant – and his parents believe he was murdered.

New Town Republican Representative Terry Jones was on the conference committee that worked out the final version of the bill. He told the House informants will now have protections.

Bill on confidential informants likely headed to a conference committee

Mar 31, 2017
ND Legislature

A bill designed to protect confidential informants has been changed by a Senate committee.

That bill was introduced after State College of Science Student Andrew Sadek’s body was found in the Red River. He had been a drug informant – and his family believes he was murdered.

The senate Judiciary Committee amended the bill – so that it would be given to the Police Officers Standards and Training board to write rules for the treatment of confidential informants.

That change has angered Andrew Sadek’s mother, Tammy Sadek.