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.

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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.

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