Rosa Golijan reports:
A police officer in Camden County, New Jersey has been charged with two felonies for “misusing his police powers for personal reasons.” The man is believed to have accessed a police database to look up information about a woman he’d driven past while on duty. He then supposedly used those details to look her up on Facebook and send her a friend request.
Read more on Digital Life
via Loss of Privacy, who notes that some of the commenters on Digital Life do not seem to appreciate the seriousness of this type of abuse of a government database.