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