The former Tallassee Assistant Police Chief has been convicted on 'numerous' felony ethics violations for unlawfully accessing criminal records for personal gain.
Former Tallassee Assistant Chief of Police Amy Davis was found guilty in a three day non-jury trial of 10 counts of using her official position for personal gain, and 19 counts of unlawfully obtaining the criminal offender record information of multiple individuals.
"This case is a sad example of someone who has betrayed the trust of the citizens and the law that she was sworn to uphold, and abused her power by misusing confidential information entrusted to her," said Attorney General Luther Strange. "Our message to all is that public corruption must be fought so that Alabama citizens may have confidence in those who serve the public."
The Attorney General's Office partnered with ACJIC, a member of the Attorney General's Special Prosecution Alliance, in investigating this case. The State's case consisted of 15 witnesses and hundreds of pages of documents, and included evidence that Davis used the access she had to the Law Enforcement Tactical System (LETS) as a police officer to obtain the criminal records of multiple individuals illegally.
Witnesses testified that Davis used her office to access the criminal records of others for her own personal financial gain.
Davis faces a penalty of two to 20 years for each of her 10 ethics law convictions, and up to five years imprisonment for each of her 19 misuse of LETS convictions. Sentencing has been set for July 8, 2013 in Elmore County Circuit Court.
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