A pre-trial investigation into the use of informants at the Helsinki Police Department has been launched following a request for inquiry filed in November by Päivi Räsänen (Christian Democrats), the Minister of the Interior. Räsänen filed the request after Helsingin Sanomat reported that the Helsinki Police Department has no registered informants.
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Lax informant practices spawn investigation
Regulations governing the use of informants prescribe that a log of the information received must be maintained and that all regular informants must be entered into a register.