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Police Sergeant Charged With Computer Crime

Date: February 06, 2008

A Hartford police sergeant was charged Monday with misusing a criminal records database, police said.

Sgt. Reginald Allen, a 17-year veteran currently assigned to the Patrol Divison, released information from the National Crime Information Center, a database for federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, to an unauthorized person, police said.

He is charged with one count of third-degree computer crime. He is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Hartford on Feb. 11. Allen has been suspended without pay until the court case and an internal police investigation have been completed, police said.

Hartford Police Chief Daryl K. Roberts said his police department respects the privacy of all citizens.

"I will not tolerate the unauthorized release or abuse of secure databases intended solely for law enforcement purposes," he said in a prepared statement.
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