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Police Sergeant Demoted for Accessing Databases

PERSONAL PRIVACY

August 10, 2012

A 25-year veteran of the Ottawa police force this week pleaded guilty to inappropriately accessing personal information stored in police databases, the Ottawa Citizen reports. Staff Sgt. Lise Fournier will be demoted for a period of seven months after admitting to accessing the information 169 times over a three-year period in what police prosecutor Christiane Huneault described as a “serious violation of the complainant’s right to privacy.” The plea comes just a few months after an Ottawa constable admitted to similar acts.
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