“Rogue” NJ Officer Convicted Of Using FBI Database To Check Baseball Team


A suspended New Jersey Human Services Police captain has been convicted of using a secure FBI database to conduct background checks on members of his minor league baseball team, reports Philly.com. Brian Brady, 52, directed subordinate officers to use the National Crime Information Center database to run a background check on a home health aide he was considering hiring for his mother, according to evidence prosecutors presented in Mercer County Superior Court. A judge found Brady guilty of official misconduct and computer theft.

Criminal Justice Division Director Elie Honig said Brady “repeatedly treated a restricted law enforcement database like his personal information clearinghouse. There's no room in law enforcement for this type of rogue behavior.” Brady, who also formerly served as a councilman and mayor in Sparta, was suspended in 2011 from his post as the third highest-ranking officer in the Human Services Police Force, which guards state-run developmental centers, psychiatric hospitals and child protection agency offices.

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