Police using criminal database to look up ex-lovers, kids

From 9NEWS (Denver):  It’s a federally protected database known as the National Crime Information Center.

With just a few keystrokes any police officer can get information that members of the public cannot: criminal records, driving records, phone numbers, addresses and more.

It’s an important tool for solving crimes. But what about when officers use the database for personal reasons?

In most cases we found, Denver cops only got an oral or written reprimand.

Here’s a look at the cases where NCIC misconduct was found in the Denver Police Department.

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