You may know that my wife has had an ongoing battle with the person who was the president of the board of the orgaization she worked for. The woman was a police officer. A while ago we found out that she had done criminal background checks on us in an attempt to dig up dirt against my wife. In Michigan this is illegal. She used the LEIN (law enforcement information network) to do the check. As a result, she was fired from her job and has now plead to two misdemeanor charges. Here is the artice describing the filing of the charges.
Here are the highlights:
Shelby cop accused of illegally disclosing info
She allegedly used LEIN for personal matters
By Frank DeFrank
Macomb Daily Staff Writer
A Shelby Township police officer was charged Tuesday with illegally disclosing information she obtained from a police computer network.
Carolyn Gammicchia, 48, faces two counts of unauthorized disclosure of information from the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN). The 13-year department veteran appeared in 41A District Court in Shelby Township to answer the charges.
The charge is a misdemeanor offense that carries a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail. Gammicchia was released on personal bond. No date was set for her next court appearance, officials said.
Gammicchia was fired Jan. 12 for violating police department policies, said Chief Robert Leman. The officer has filed a grievance challenging the dismissal.
"It is obviously extremely disappointing," Leman said. "But I can't treat something like this lightly. The public holds us to a higher standard. The public expects us to police our own."
Telephone messages left Tuesday for Gammicchia and her lawyer were not returned.
Gammicchia is accused of using the LEIN information for personal, non-police reasons. Leman said the charges stem from Gammicchia gathering information on a person whom the officer knew from an organization outside the workplace.
"Based on the investigation, it appears she was attempting … to show that a person (in the organization) had some problems with her background," Leman said.