Skip to comments.Toledo police clerk charged in Joe The Plumber snooping case (Working for a reporter!)
Posted on 10/28/2008 9:10:47 PM PDT by GVnana
Toledo police clerk charged in Joe The Plumber snooping case; Update: Snooper was doing a favor for a reporter; Joe may sue By Michelle Malkin October 28, 2008 04:49 PM Scroll for updates
Just in: The Toledo Police Department confirms that one of its records clerks has been charged with performing an unlawful search of Joe The Plumbers records.
That makes two Ohio government employees identified in the snooping case. (Obama donor Helen Jones-Kelly, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, approved a separate search. More are being investigated.)
Toledo Police have confirmed that a TPD records clerk is accused of performing an illegal search of information related to Joe the Plumber.
Julie McConnell, has been charged with Gross Misconduct for allegedly making an improper inquiry into a state database in search of information pertaining to Samuel Wurzelbacher on Oct. 16.
Wurzelbacher came under the spotlight after being spoken about during the final presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain.
The inquiry into Wurzelbachers record is a violation of department and state policy governing the use of the Law Enforcement Automated Data System. The clerk is under fire for making the inquiry for a non-law enforcement purpose.
McConnell was hired by the Toledo Police Department in April 1995 and assigned to the Investigative Services Bureau. A quick search of campaign donor records doesnt turn up McConnells name.
Maggie Thurber wants to know: Who was McConnell digging up the information for?
Update: Heres your answer, Maggie.
The Toledo PD clerk was reportedly doing a favor for a reporter who wanted Wurzelbachers address.
More: Joe may sue.
Go for it, Joe.
Sue em for $249,999.99 Joe! lol!
Sue the clerk, the city and the reporter.
It sounds like it’s time to start a Joe the Plumber legal fund. I hope he sues everyone involved.
Just proves that all the wailing by the left about the Patriot Act and how it would violate citizens’ privacy was just projection.
That's funny, but completely inadequate. Joe would appear to have an airtight case against the State. add at least one more "9."
How the heck did we get to this point?
Rather than debating the honest points that Joe raised with Obama, instead, the MSM decides to do character assassination against Joe. Rather than discuss the merits of the points Joe makes, instead, it’s decided to destroy this man’s reputation and ignore all of the legitimate policy points Joe raised.
Incredible. Sadly incredible.
I fear this type of thing will become more widespread if Obama wins......
What reporter??????? he/she needs to be named.
I hope Joe sues every last one of those sick scumbags blind.
Who is the reporter that hired the clerk?
I have no respect for people who do not name names. But I suspect that Michelle Malkin doesn't know the name yet, because she certainly has the guts to name names, as far as I know.
The reporter wanted the address of the plumber who was shown on TV, standing at the edge of HIS OWN PROPERTY? Sounds like B.S. to me.
Palin effigy - Please call and complain.
Where? City of West Hollywood: (323) 848-6400
Mayor Jeffrey Prang email@example.com.
deputy, Jake Stevens at (323) 848-6460
Mayor Pro Tempore Abbe Land firstname.lastname@example.org
deputy, Corri Planck at (323) 848-6460
Councilmember John J. Duran
Councilmember Sal Guarriello
Councilmember John Heilman
Code Compliance (Residential) 323/848-6505
How about this as the violation?
9.44.010 Prohibition. It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in malicious harassment against any other person.
(Ord. 87-151 § 1 (part), 1987: prior code § 4290)
West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce 310/650-2688
West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation 650-8771
West Hollywood Convention and Visitors Bureau 310/289-2525
I don’t think Joe is the type to sue. While these people need to be taking to the cleaners (we all will if 0 wins). Joe works hard for his money.
“Sue em for $249,999.99 Joe! lol!”
HAAAAA!! good one!
Just one more step in the slide toward leftist totalitarianism. As a minority, we were tolerant of them -- all in the interest of "healthy debate". Equal in power, they are now completely intolerant of debate with us. They only want totalitarian control. Given more time for their power to consolidate, they will refuse to cede power even if they lose an election.
I know Joe works hard.
Someone needs to hold these folks that abuse their positions accountable.
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