The lack of an audit should be a red flag in and of itself. Databases like these need to be coded so that every lookup has the identifying codes for the officer who requested the lookup, the officer who actually performed the lookup, the investigation for which the lookup was performed, and a specific, individual description of how the lookup is connected to the investigation. When that investigation is closed, every record related to it should be audited again and a notification sent to the subject of the lookup explaining what happened and why.
And providing a simple form to send back in if they feel the lookup was inappropriate.
This entry was published Thu Mar 24 11:19:16 CDT 2016 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2016-03-24 11:19:16.0.