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Eden Prairie police investigate database usage

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Oct 3, 2011 at 10:20 am

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Eden Prairie police are conducting an internal investigation to determine whether a state database of private information was inappropriately accessed.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety routinely audits its Driver and Vehicle Services database and asked the Eden Prairie Police Department to investigate whether the database was misused.

Officers need a legal reason to access the private data. KSTP-TV reports 12 officers are under investigation for illegally accessing private information of so-called celebrities. The station says the individuals whose private information may have been accessed are unknown.

Eden Prairie police say administrators will take appropriate action if its determined there was any misuse of the database.

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