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Tucson Police Corruption Arrests, 3rd re Personal Records Given to 3rd Parties - Arizona

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April 2010. A Tucson Police Dept detective facing computer tampering charges was fired. Edwin Richards, a 16-year veteran, 6 counts of computer tampering, Richards is alleged to have accessed restricted computer databases, according to the release. Richards is the second TPD officer + third Tucson-area law enforcement officer indicted on computer tampering charges in the past four months.PD officer Angel Montalvo, 30, was indicted Feb. 2 on 9 counts of computer tampering + 1 count each of taking the identity of another, fraudulent schemes and artifices, aggravated taking the identity of another. Marana officer Calvin Ingram, 39, was indicted on 25 counts of computer tampering and 1 count each of trafficking in the identity of another person, and 1 count of taking the identity of another person. Tucson Detective Accessing Computer Database. April 2010 azstarnet.com Tucson Police Detective Indicted 6 Felony Counts Illegally Accessing Police Computer Database for Personal Use. Det Edwin Richards was served with a summons + given termination papers. http://azstarnet.com Feb 2010. Angel Montalvo, 30, was indicted on 9 counts of computer tampering, 1 count of trafficking in the identity of another person, 1 count of aggravated taking identity of another person + 1 count fraudulent schemes and artifices. Montalvo worked for the department since October 2006, is accused of accessing TPD databases that contain sensitive information such as driver registrations, criminal backgrounds and home addresses, the release said. Montalvo accessed the database more than 20 times between May 20 + Dec 19 for personal use and then passed information to non-law enforcement personnel. Montalvo's alleged acts were discovered by Tucson police during an unrelated investigation in Sept. The dep't involved the FBI in their investigation and passed on their findings to the AG's office. azstarnet.com Assistant Attorney General Michael Jette said Montalvo is suspected of accessing a law enforcement database more than 20 times between May and December 2009. The database contains driver registrations, criminal backgrounds and home addresses. "He then gave information to a friend for nefarious reasons," Jette said, declining to elaborate. Montalvo has worked for the dep't since 2006. Montalvo had been assigned patrol duty on the south side. Montalvo is the second Southern Arizona police officer in the last 3 months to be indicted on computer-tampering charges. Former Marana officer Calvin Ingram, 39, was indicted in late December on 25 counts of computer tampering and 1 count each of trafficking in the identity of another person and 1 count of taking the identity of another person. azstarnet.com 3 ex-law officers lose certifications to work in state. 10.16.2008. azstarnet.com. - Robert Lund, who worked for TPD more than 20 years, drinking + gambling on the job. Someone called 911 to report a possibly impaired driver. Officers found a 1999 Ford Taurus, an unmarked city police car, in a parking lot on the corner. Tests yielded blood-alcohol levels of 0.202 and 0.183, far exceeding the DUI level. An internal-affairs investigation determined Lund drank beer at the beginning of his shift and later on in the day while he was gambling on dog races. Lund also admitted to drinking a bottle of tequila while on duty in his unmarked police car. - Octavio Garcia, Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputy, attempting to smuggle an illegal immigrant into the country. He was picked up at a casino near the border by Garcia, who told him to tell officers at the port of entry that he and Garcia were friends and had known each other for 2 months. - Frank A. Soto was fired from the Tucson Police Department in 2007. The accusation surfaced in 2005 when a Tucson police sergeant working an off-duty job recognized Soto and recalled that in 1995 he had been implicated in a gang-related drive-by shooting, and given his past association with the Brown Mexican Pride gang. The report made...