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Ex-Cop Indicted In Illegal Database Searches

ARIZONA DAILY STAR via YellowBrix

December 24, 2009

A former Marana police officer has been indicted on more than two dozen felony charges, including those alleging he conducted unauthorized computer searches on such people as former UA softball pitcher Taryne Mowatt and KOLD TV anchorwoman Heather Rowe.

Calvin Ingram, 39, was arraigned Tuesday in Pima County Superior Court on 25 counts of computer tampering and one count each of trafficking in the identity of another person and aggravating taking the identity of another.

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Ingram’s indictment was unsealed Wednesday.

Ingram, who was fired in September after serving 11 years on the force, is accused of misusing his access to three police databases to look up information on the University of Arizona’s Mowatt, KOLD’s Rowe and 23 others.

The databases house information relating to drivers’ registrations, criminal backgrounds, home addresses and other personal information of Arizona residents.

Ingram is suspected of accessing the databases 89 times between October 2008 and September 2009 for his personal use, according to a news release from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

He also is suspected of giving the information to others.

Ingram had worked as a police officer for the department since Jan. 9, 1999, and was earning a base annual salary of $58,510 when he was fired, according to Marana officials.

He is fighting his termination, according to the Attorney General’s Office.

“We think the charges are obviously exaggerated. Police officers run computer searches on people routinely who are not connected to any specific police report,” said Ingram’s attorney, Michael Storie.

Ingram’s next court appearance is Feb. 9.


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    uncledennis1

    over 4 years ago

    23294 Comments

    This guy was born a dumb ass and later on in life had a relapse. Apparently his career was not that important.

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    42222 Comments

    Is this why you became a leo? I guess you forgot the part about integrity. Get what you deserve traitor.

  • Anonymous-killer-whale-232189_1__max50

    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Most disturbing to me is he is suspected of giving out some of the information out to others. Just who was getting this info ???

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    sheriff950

    over 4 years ago

    5362 Comments

    How dumb, you don't use that system for personal gain...

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    Irishcop1961

    over 4 years ago

    50444 Comments

    Dumb A$$.

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    OlSkoolBlu89

    over 4 years ago

    2484 Comments

    Dummy!

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    jafuller

    over 4 years ago

    250 Comments

    Having been through the ACJIS and NCIC classes numerous times, I can tell you the one thing they drill over and over into your head is the law against unauthorized access. Whenever they hire a new officer here, I get him or her for a little while to specifically discuss what they can and cannot do with the databases. I sure hope Marana PD can show that he was properly educated. CYA at all times.

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Thanks Alexy, "A Fool and His Badge are soon parted". Also: After 10,000 explanations a fool will be no wiser.......(paraphrase from the Bible).

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    darsavmo

    over 4 years ago

    11354 Comments

    I've seen many an officer disciplined, fired, and even prosecuted for crap like this.

    All need to take heed that everything ran in NCIC/NLETS/LEADS is recorded and can be traced just like everything on the www...

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    You had better have a reason for pulling up someone in LEADS or NCIC! You can't just look up your neighbors or the anchorwomen that you want to stalk just because you're nosey!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Idiot. Everyone should know that you don't screw around with NCIC

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Ex-Cop...? No wonder....
    Ex-Anyting means nothing to me.
    Guys, he is gone already... He was fired in September.

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    alexy

    over 4 years ago

    3970 Comments

    A fool and his badge are soon parted

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    wiseass0282

    over 4 years ago

    10984 Comments

    Yep that will get you fired in a hurry and locked up as well.

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