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Chicago cop among 47 busted in heroin ring (uses NCIC to detect surveillance)

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Chicago cop among 47 busted in heroin ring
Jun 22, 2006, 17:08 GMT

CHICAGO, IL, United States (UPI) -- A Chicago policewoman is among 47 people arrested in a major gang-operated heroin distribution ring run out of a Chicago public housing complex.

'Operation Snakebite' targeted the Mickey Cobras gang over months, using wiretaps and undercover drug buys, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The 213-page federal complaint alleges 29-year-old policewoman Tashika Sledge helped the gang leaders by giving access to the police database to determine which members were under surveillance, and enabling them to check vehicle license plates to determine who was following them.

Police Supt. Phil Cline said Sledge was assigned to a clerical job two months ago when U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency officials alerted the department of suspicions, and she has now been placed on a 'no-pay status' in light of her arrest.

The sweep involved more than 400 officers from various agencies, who seized weapons, vehicles and more than 100 kilograms of heroin, the DEA said.

http://news.google.com/nwshp?hl=en&tab=wn&ncl=http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/3995859.html
 

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phil_smith said:
how was the NCIC used? :confused:
Where does it say NCIC? "police database" is probably just a generality for whatever in-state network they have, plus whatever local systems/intra-department info is available. Plus the DMV computers.

*EDIT* Didn't realize NCIC was mentioned in title of thread. OP, where did you get NCIC?
 

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It was listed in one of the googled articles. I just Posted the shortest one with links to the entire listing of 339 stories
 

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STiMULi said:
It was listed in one of the googled articles. I just Posted the shortest one with links to the entire listing of 339 stories
Hmm...wonder exactly what info they were gleaming out of there, then. We usually just get parole, probation, and warrant hits (in addition to some other stuff), but I've never heard of "surveillence" info being available there. Be interesting to see a comprehensive and thorough report on this.
 
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