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DeKalb County Georgia, Background Check On Obama, Placed On Leave, Secret Service called, Officers have standing in court

** Update July 30, 2009, 3:20 PM – see below **

These 2 police officers in DeKalb County Georgia have standing.

They also deserve our support.

“Officers Run Background Check On Obama; Placed On Leave”

“Two DeKalb County police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave after an investigation revealed they ran a background check on President Barack Obama.

A representative for the DeKalb County CEO’s office identified the officers as Ryan Wright and C.M. Route.

Officials said Obama’s name was typed into a computer inside a DeKalb County police car on July 20 and ran through the National Crime Information Center.

The secret service was immediately notified and contacted the DeKalb County Police Department.”

Read more:

http://dekalbofficersspeak.blogspot.com/2009/07/officers-run-background-check-on-obama.html

Also:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/20218458/detail.html

** Update  **

I just spoke to a nice lady at the DeKalb County Police dept. The reason that the Secret Service was called in and that the 2 officers were placed on admin. leave was that the database that they accessed is controlled by the US Secret Service and that the 2 officers violated county policy by not using the proper procedures.

 

 

Thanks to commenter LM.