Ex-BPD cop misused badge meet women. There are now at least 150 victims, chief says

Jessica DeLeon reports:

Former Bradenton police sergeant Leonel Marines was suspended for three days without pay in 2012, after the first time he was caught misusing police databases and his badge to target women for dates or to have sex with them, according to internal affairs records.

The pattern of abuse would continue for six years before another internal affairs investigation would fully reveal the scope of his abuse, which is now the subject of an FBI investigation, Police Chief Melanie Bevan said Thursday.

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If there are, indeed, at least 150 victims, that reflects horribly on the police department for not securing databases against improper access or use, and failure to monitor access logs. In many respects, this sounds a lot like what we saw with law enforcement misusing databases in Minnesota, and it involves the same D.A.V.I.D. database.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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