Dumped documents lead to internal investigation

Jennifer Emert reports from Georgia:

Albany Police have launched an internal investigation after sensitive city documents were found near an alley garbage can.

APD Chief John Proctor says that violates the department’s policy to shred or burn documents containing sensitive information.

It may even be in violation of state law that requires businesses to shred certain documents and retain documents for a certain period of time.

This isn’t the first time the Albany police department’s dealt with this issue. It happened less than two years ago.


Albany Police Internal Affairs took documents found in garbage bags on West Residence Avenue for further analysis, to figure out if an officer improperly disposed of the materials. Chief John Proctor is concerned information including Social Security numbers on disciplinary action reports might have been exposed.

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