To require Federal law enforcement agencies to report to Congress serious crimes, authorized as well as unauthorized, committed by their confidential informants, to amend title 28, United States Code, with respect to certain tort claims arising out of the criminal misconduct of confidential informants, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Confidential Informant Accountability Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. REPORT.
(a) In General.--Not later than March 1 and September 1 of each year, the head of each department that contains a law enforcement agency shall, with respect to each law enforcement agency within that Department, fully report to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the House Committee on the Judiciary, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary all serious crimes, authorized and unauthorized, committed by informants maintained by the law enforcement agency. (b) Period Covered.--Each report due on March 1 of a year shall cover serious crimes that took place during the 6 month period beginning July 1 and ending December 31 of the preceding year. Each report due on September 1 of a year shall cover serious crimes that took place beginning January 1 and ending June 30 of that year. (c) Contents.-- (1) Required.--Each report under subsection (a) shall include a description of the total number of each type...