The newspaper reinforces the narrative arguing against police with this tidbit that might not be as sinister and dead-tree media indicates.
More importantly . . . We're a bit more worried than po-po couldn't just find all this info via Google.
Here's the most important part of the story . . .
In an email, Sgt. Jake Becchina, a spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department, said the force was made aware in May of the incident in which an officer, who was assigned to patrol, “conducted an unauthorized computer check of Mayor Lucas.”
“Another officer reported to their chain of command the potential violation and it was investigated,” Becchina said. “The investigation has concluded.”
Becchina said the Missouri Sunshine Law prohibited him from saying if the officer was disciplined. He also declined to identify the officer or provide details of what the officer searched for.
Police department policy states that using the information system, known as CJIS, is prohibited for personal use. It warns that using it in a “careless or unethical” manner is unprofessional and could result in discipline or legal sanctions.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas said a KCPD officer illegally searched for his and his family's personal information through a criminal justice database. Lucas issued a statement on the matter Friday, writing he was "disappointed" to learn of the unlawful search from the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office.
A Kansas City police officer conducted an "unauthorized" search of Mayor Quinton Lucas in a database - an incident Jackson County prosecutors are reviewing for potential charges, prosecutors confirmed. Lucas was alerted Sept. 8 to the officer's search of him.
by: Makenzie Koch Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jackson County prosecutors are reviewing an "unauthorized" database search of Mayor Quinton Lucas conducted by a Kansas City police officer. Officer Donna Drake, spokesperson for Kansas City Police Department, confirmed the department learned that in May a patrol officer conducted an unauthorized computer check of Lucas.
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