Monday, October 20, 2014

Police Chief Sentenced for Data Privacy Breach

An Ohio police chief pleaded guilty to misusing the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway to obtain information on people for purposes unrelated to law enforcement. The online secure network shares criminal-justice data among law-enforcement agencies, and is supposed to be used only for official business.

He was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended to a year’s probation for unauthorized use of property. According to the Ohio attorney general, this former police chief can never again be a sworn officer in the state.

"The police chief...misused the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway to obtain information on people for purposes unrelated to law enforcement." - The Columbus Dispatch
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Sources:
(a) Former Laurelville police chief gets probation for system snooping - www.ColumbusDispatch.com,10/17/2014

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