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Confidential Police Information May Be In The Wrong Hands

Some are saying a private company, which did an audit of city computers, saw private, police investigations.

Is confidential police information now in the wrong hands?

That's the big question in Georgetown.

City officials hired a private company to inspect computers at its police department. But now, some say the city let that company see private, police investigations.

An attorney for the Fraternal Order of Police demands the city of Georgetown show proof nothing was compromised.
But Georgetown officials insist there's nothing to worry about.

The information in question includes everything from juvenile records, to criminal records investigations, to informants.

The FOP says it became alarmed with the city had an outside company to come in for the audit. It included all computers citywide, including the Georgetown Police Department.

The city of Georgetown started the computer audit after pornography and illegal software were found on a detective's desktop earlier this year.

Georgetown Mayor Karen Tingle-Sames says there's no record the private company accessed nor downloaded the confidential police records.

The FOP's attorney goes on to claim the company may have even accessed the Law Enforcement Network, which is privy to officers across the state.

We checked with state police, to see if anyone besides law enforcement officials have accessed private state police information. They say they won't know for sure until Monday.


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