Jury Finds LPD Officer Guilty

By: News 10
By: News 10

A veteran Lansing police officer is found guilty of using a police information system for personal use. Officer Lorien Williams faced four misdemeanor charges for improperly using LEIN, a system police use to check a person's background, like their driving record, or criminal history.
While she was found not guilty on three of the charges, she was found guilty of a charge relating to looking up information on her husband's drivers license number.
Williams was ordered to pay a fine of $100 and $200 in court costs. The 8-year LPD veteran will remain on paid leave, while the department continues its internal investigation.

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  • by Ricardo Location: Lansng on Oct 8, 2010 at 06:00 AM
    Well, this case points out very well that police officers will abuse information they have access to. I have always been against having this information easily available in the field with very little tracking on how it may be used in an unauthorized manner. People have the right to privacy, and no one should have ANY agency have the ability to obtain this information without without going through the legal process by obtaining a court order for legitimate law enforcement activities. Too many fingers in the pie only opens the door to abuse of private information. Thank you Ricardo
  • by Mari on Oct 7, 2010 at 02:20 PM
    This is News? Give me a BREAK, I don't blame her for what she did? Give her a reprimand--write her up--but don't fine her and then print her picture in the news--so what?Did it hurt or kill anyone--did she steal anyone's identity? NO NO
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