East Hartford Officer Charged With Computer Crime

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013  |  Updated 1:14 PM EDT
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East Hartford Officer Charged With Computer Crime

East Hartford Police have charged a 9-year veteran of the department with computer crimes and said he is accused of inappropriately using a police computer system to access personal information of his ex-girlfriend and her sister.

Hartford police arrested Juma on Jan. 11 during a domestic violence incident, police said. On Jan. 17, Chief Mark Sirois initiated a criminal investigation into the possibility that Officer Juma Jones might have inappropriately accessed the Connecticut Online Law Enforcement Communication Teleprocessing computer system for personal use.

Police investigated and said Juma is suspected of using the COLLECT computer system while on duty on Dec. 17 to access the women’s personal information.

Police obtained an arrest warrant and Jones turned himself in to the East Hartford Police Department on Tuesday.

He was charged with three counts of violation of computer crime in the third degree, which is a class D Felony.

He was released after posting a $75,000 court-set bond and is scheduled to appear in Manchester Court on Feb. 25.

Jones, who is assigned to the Patrol Division, is on administrative leave because of the domestic
violence charge and the East Hartford Police Department is conducting an internal investigation.
 

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