Police files found in dumpster
Hundreds, perhaps thousands of personal files from the Scranton Police Department were found unshredded in a dumpster, according to a news story on WNEP.
“One or more files that should have been shred were thrown into the dumpster,” said Scranton Director of Public Safety Ray Hayes. He admitted that a mistake was made.
Newswatch 16 found names, addresses, social security numbers, even what appeared to be an old evidence bag of marijuana; all things that could potentially end up in the wrong hands.[…]
Director Hayes added that not all of the files in the dumpster were confidential. He said many of those files are already a matter of public record.