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Officer to be disciplined over document dump

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

October 20, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - New developments ts in a story we broke.  An Albany Police officer admits to inadvertently throwing out sensitive police information in a public dumpster instead of following proper procedure and shredding it.

As WALB News 10 first told you, three garbage bags containing police reports, crime tape, and other police papers were found inside a public dumpster along Dawson Road.

A business owner called police earlier in the day to alert them to the materials that included Social Security numbers that could be used to steal a person's identity.

Officer Rodney Brown admitted while working the midnight shift he cleaned out his car and threw out the information. Chief James Younger says he plans a department wide review of disposal procedures.

Brown is expected to be disciplined for the actions.

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