Monday, April 22, 2013

Police Officer Breaches Database for Drug Dealer

A Baltimore police officer provided a drug dealer with private information from a law enforcement database.

The officer was fired and has plead guilty to charges of accessing a protected computer without authorization. He faces a sentence of one year and a $100,000 fine.

"No problem anything for u,” was text message to drug dealer from officer who inappropriately accessed police database.
- Prosecutor
It is unclear if this breach would have been uncovered without the wiretap in place as part of a drug trafficking investigation.

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Sources:
(a) Former Baltimore Officer Pleads Guilty to Improperly Accessing a Law Enforcement Database - www.privateofficer.com, 04/21/2013

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