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Auditor urges police to stop using personal cell phones to share case information

Original post made on Jun 1, 2023

Palo Alto’s police auditor is urging the city to enforce its rules against sharing draft police reports and other work-related documents on personal cell phones after department employees did so during a dispute with a supervisor.

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Posted by Comment
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 1, 2023 at 8:00 am

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There is nothing here about what did or is to happen to anyone for withholding information from the Independent Police Auditor.

So officers will be informed and trained about existing policies, but what about withholding the info from the IPA? What happened to the withholders and Supervisor? We’re they disciplined? Or fired?

That a Supervisor was involved is particularly concerning, as it would indicate these issues are systemic.

And how will we even know how much withholding is happening? Here it was only found due to a rare internal complaint. This is all very troubling.

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