DeKalb officers accused of running check on Obama

Thursday, July 30, 2009 12:44 PM
Last updated 12:46 PM
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DECATUR, Ga. — The DeKalb County police department is investigating two officers who have been accused of running a criminal background check on President Obama.

County public safety director William Miller said in a prepared statement Wednesday that the officers have been put on leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The officers' names were not released.

Miller said the police department was notified by the U.S. Secret Service that DeKalb County computers were used to run a query on Obama. He did not say what investigators believe was the officers' motive.

Miller said the officers' behavior will "not be tolerated" by the county.

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g-dog express
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g-dog express 07/30/09 - 12:56 pm
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The place I work for did a

The place I work for did a background check on me, what is the difference?

opiner
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opiner 07/30/09 - 01:12 pm
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If Obama's background is

If Obama's background is anything like his cabinet's it wouldn't do to have it investigated. He has a reputation to maintain.

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 07/30/09 - 01:53 pm
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If they did him they'll do

If they did him they'll do anybody.

colcamp1
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colcamp1 07/30/09 - 02:41 pm
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What's wrong with it is that

What's wrong with it is that it is ILLEGAL. You more than likely gave you employer permission to do a background check. Sounds like some J.Edgar Hoover bull.

aftbrn
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aftbrn 07/30/09 - 02:46 pm
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And whats the big deal? Don't

And whats the big deal? Don't they do a criminal background check when they pull you over on the side of the road? How would they know if someone was a wanted criminal unless they did? This is bullschnitt.

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_fullmetaljacket 07/30/09 - 02:54 pm
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What's the problem with this?

What's the problem with this?

john
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john 07/30/09 - 03:18 pm
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you consent to it at work g.

you consent to it at work g. hmmm how about probable cause, illegal search and seisure, abuse of power, invasion of privacy. I am certaily no fan of presbo, but these guys overstepped. Its like the fools invesitgating joe the plumbers tax records for no cause. its illegal. someone sure did a background check on him for clearance, but its not these [filtered word] cops job to do it.

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justus4 07/30/09 - 03:44 pm
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These officers violated
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These officers violated established agency policy, which indicates an inability to follow instructions. That violates their sworn oath which is a firing offense. Wow! Has any of these idiots ever served in the military?

g-dog express
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g-dog express 07/30/09 - 03:53 pm
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Didn't say it was right or

Didn't say it was right or wrong, didn't say they should not be fired, the issue could have been averted if Obama would have made it public. Public servants that run for office especially when one of their cornerstone campaign promises was transparency should be transparent. Instead, he hid everything he could in his background. Where I was born? Sorry, can't look. Medical records? Sorry, not your business.

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