APD gets lesson on document disposal - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

APD gets lesson on document disposal

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Air Algerie flight vanishes from radar

    Air Algerie flight vanishes from radar

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:21:02 GMT
    ALGIERS, Algeria (WALB) - An Air Algerie flight with 110 passengers and 6 crew member has vanished from radar.The flight, which was headed to Algiers from Burkina Faso, disappeared about 50 minutes after takeoff.The plane's flight path passes over Mali where military unrest continues in country's north. The U.S. recently banned flights into and over African conflict zones, including Mali.This comes just days after a Malaysian Airliner was shot down over Ukraine killing everyone on boardCopyri...More >>
    ALGIERS, Algeria (WALB) - An Air Algerie flight with 110 passengers and 6 crew member has vanished from radar.The flight, which was headed to Algiers from Burkina Faso, disappeared about 50 minutes after takeoff.The plane's flight path passes over Mali where military unrest continues in country's north. The U.S. recently banned flights into and over African conflict zones, including Mali.This comes just days after a Malaysian Airliner was shot down over Ukraine killing everyone on boardCopyri...More >>
  • Two in custody following drug bust

    Two in custody following drug bust

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:13:15 GMT
    Two people believed to be involved in selling cocaine in a car wash behind a gas station on North Slappey are in custody tonight.More >>
    Two people believed to be involved in selling cocaine in a car wash behind a gas station on North Slappey are in custody tonight. More >>
  • Richard Woods awaits final results, running for School Superintendent

    Richard Woods awaits final results, running for School Superintendent

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:46:17 GMT
    Republican candidate Richard Woods is ready to take on Valerie Wilson in the November general election this fall. Before that can happen, there will be a recount first between he and other Republican candidate Mike Buck.More >>
    Republican candidate Richard Woods is ready to take on Valerie Wilson in the November general election this fall. Before that can happen, there will be a recount first between he and other Republican candidate Mike Buck.
    More >>

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

October 21, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Every shift of the Albany Police Department will review the Department's procedures for dealing with sensitive information.

The review comes after an officer discarded documents with personal information including social security numbers in a business' dumpster on Dawson Road.

Tuesday Chief Younger said employees are being reminded that anything discarded with personal information should be shredded. He said the department's policy for the discarding of documents will also be reviewed as part of the Albany Police Department's annual review. Twenty-five year old Officer Rodney Brown who's been a part of the police force since 2006 admitted while working the midnight shift he cleaned out his car and threw out the information. Tuesday Chief Younger explained the disciplinary action that could be taken against Brown.

"The disciplinary action could range up to termination based on our policy, but certainly we look at an officer's prior performance, their prior disciplinary record and I'm also considering the recommendation of his commander," said Albany Police Chief James Younger.

Chief Younger couldn't say whether Brown had received prior disciplinary action.

Feedback