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Wins settlement of $32,500 from Minneapolis.
"they are not opening an internal inquiry since the lookups took place before a March 2011 MPD administrative announcement reminding employees about proper usage of protected records."------Ignorance of the law is not a valid defense, unless you're a government worker apparently.
MPD is out of control. This isn't even news. Reading the history of Minneapolis, you can see that the only changes in MPD's behavior have been matters of what's current at the time. But to get this department in line with today's expectation of professionalism and accountability may be impossible for anybody.
By the way, the word is ogled not oogled.
The NSA snoops on all of our lives including phone calls, emails, social media, and the like...Do we all get $30k settlements? Nope just the shaft and a trampling on our rights...
Fair turn might be to release the names and addresses of those muni employees who accessed her info.
Oh No!!!! Someone looked at my DL photo!!! So?
A quick search of her name yielded many hits including listings on Facebook and LinkedIn. She isn't exactly a big secret.
The snooping of driver license records is indefensible, but it's a long way from "window peeping," as the plaintiff's attorney claimed.
It's a photo of your face and your address, get over it. Real estate records (addresses) can be looked up instantly by anyone on the internet and is it really so traumatic to have someone see a picture of you?
Good for her. The MPD has a background of corruption. This kind of abuse needs to stop. We need someone to police the police.
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