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Mpls. employee settles after private files viewed

December 18, 2013
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis assistant attorney whose driver's license file was secretly viewed by more than 100 police officers has reached a settlement with the city.

A Minneapolis Star Tribune report (http://strib.mn/JDbhC4 ) says the City Council approved a $32,500 settlement with Paula Kruchowski last week.

Her attorney, Bill Tilton, says his client grew suspicious after she had several odd interactions with police employees. She eventually discovered at least 118 colleagues searched her file since 2003.

Tilton says Kruchowsi was distraught to realize her license photo and address were being viewed in secret by so many people.

Police spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington says no internal investigation is being launched because the lookups occurred before employees were warned about proper usage of protected records.

The city attorney's office did not immediately return a message Wednesday.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

 
 

 

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