New Britain Officer Accused of Improper Uses of State Data

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012  |  Updated 10:58 AM EDT
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New Britain Officer Accused of Improper Uses of State Data

Police said an officer used a state database to check on a man spotted with his estranged wife.

A New Britain police sergeant improperly used a state data system to find information about a man he saw with his estranged wife, according to New Britain officials.

Sgt. Michael Baden has been accused of improperly using the Connecticut On-Line Law Enforcement Communications Teleprocessing system that details criminal histories, license plate numbers and other data.

An internal affairs investigation concluded that Baden improperly used the system, which is a felony, on June 2 after spotting his estranged wife, also a New Britain police sergeant, at a diner with the unidentified man.

Baden, who retired on Nov. 6 while facing misconduct charges, said he committed no violation. He said he was doing a routine check on a driver who committed a traffic violation.

Police said Baden followed the man for nearly five miles while on duty.
 

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