Skip to comments.Officers Run Background Check On Obama; Placed On Leave
Posted on 07/30/2009 5:00:58 AM PDT by tatsinfla
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Two DeKalb County police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave after an investigation revealed they ran a background check on President Barack Obama.
A representative for the DeKalb County CEOs office identified the officers as Ryan White and C.M. Route.
Officials said Obamas name was typed into a computer inside a DeKalb County police car on July 20 and ran through the National Crime Information Center.
The secret service was immediately notified and contacted the DeKalb County Police Department.
A representative said both officers have been with the department less than five years.
A representative said one of the officers denied involvement.
An official investigation is being conducted by the DeKalb County Police Departments Internal Affairs division.
It is unclear why the officers ran a check on the president.
It is unclear why the officers ran a check on the president.
What did the check show???
Background check on “Barak Obama” turns up nothing. No surprise here. “Barak Obama” is probably a pseudonym.
As they say in those parts... “WELL BLESS THEIR HEARTS” :)
Punahou school records
Occidental College records
Columbia University records
Harvard Law School records
Harvard Law Review articles
scholarly articles from the University of Chicago
files from his years as an Illinois state senator
Illinois State Bar Association records
baptism records, if any
..."see I'm clean"...honkey
They should have probably checked under “Barry Soetoro”.
The officers are morons. Certain names are flagged, so if they’re run, it sets off all sorts of alerts.
Wow. Not sure if these guys are going to be employed much longer..
“It is unclear why the officers ran a check on the president.”
Gee. Maybe they’re PATRIOTS?
Glad to see they’re on PAID leave for this. I usually don’t approve of wasting taxpayer dollars, but I’ll make an exception in this case.
Think 0bama will invite them over for a beer when they’er found innocent of all charges?
These things wouldn’t happen and citizens wouldn’t be upset if the ‘Usurper in Chief’ would just provide his d@mn long-form birth certificate!
Duuh!?! The next logical question everyone wants to know is, What did the check reveal? Inquiring minds want to know... And, what law is there that says you can't run a criminal background check on the prez??? Another, Inquiring minds question...
Obama will be covering his tracks through out the country but sooner or later something will surface.
Hopefully it showed at least SOME of what's on my FR Home page.
Yes, it would be interesting to know exactly what they found.
I wonder if these two officers will get the same sympathy as the kid who hacked Palin’s email account or the couple who recorded Jim McDermott’s phone conversation with Newt Gingrich?
Interesting that the Secret Service were called. Why? Is that a formal procedure written into the use of running background checks?
Maybe after a bit more free fall of O's approval numbers, one of his loyal gatekeepers (thugs) will get curious and take a peek at some of the hidden records.
Give these cops a medal, now.
Is it illegal to do a background check on an elected official? Or were they put on leave because they used “company resources” to do so? Just wondering was this a legal issue or did they tag it as a security issue, or just a case of them using background check software when they weren’t authorized to do so? I’ve never run a background check, but know there are sites online that do that kind of thing for a fee...legally, do you have to have a person’s permission to run a background check on them? I know at our church they run background checks on all volunteers that work with children, but that is by signed consent. Never thought much about the legal ramifications, but obviously for these police officers it was a “no no” , I’m just wondering why.
Unlear only to the SRM.
i do know from a friend that works for the state law enforcement agency here florida that you can not just run (on the agency’s system) a background check without authorization just for the sake of doing it....it would be grounds for dismissal....i wonder what they would do though (the secret service) if you were a private citizen and paid to run one on an internet program....would be interesting to see how quick they came a knocking....
They could learn alot of information by reading Obama’s book where he admits recreational drug use.
I applaud these officers. It’s well documented that Obama might have committed fraud and perjury in claiming to be a natural born citizen.
There may be something in the job app or contract they signed upon employment that says that you cannot look up someone you aren’t arresting or such. I’ve worked in Human Resources and you can’t go rifling through personnel files.
see my post #24
It would also be for each employee’s protection of privacy. You wouldn’t want someone blabbing your personal info to everyone at work, would you?
Especially if they had a couple of thousand doors they had to knock on. That would tie the Secret Service up for quite some time. They might have to sub the work out.
Thank God somebody attempted!
Hello Diana in Wisconsin,
You know this poser will release his birth info about the same time John Kerry releases his military file.
Barry, who's your Daddy?
Here's a fun thing to do if you have a few minutes. Do a Google for "Frank Marshall Davis" and "Frank Marshal Davis". He's reportedly Zer0's actual father. When will this stuff stop?
Mommy has some interesting pictures, too.
Watch this interesting video by clicking HERE.
They should be given commendations.
So these policemen get placed on leave for doing a background check on Obama..yet the CEO of the company that accessed(and possibly tampered with) Obama’s passport while contracted with the State Department during the primaries gets picked to be in the Obama Administration. It was this passport breach that started the whole refusal of Obama to release his long form birth certificate.
Joe The Plumber comes to mind.............Wasn’t LE ,some ditz in a state office IIRC.
So many secrets and lies from the Left. How can they ever keep their stories straight? ;)
I can’t believe there hasn’t been anyone other than a discredited ‘gay luv-ah’ to try to ‘swiftboat’ this guy! Grrrrr!
Well, the media probably gets 10 calls a day from people who know the truth, but they’re not answering, LOL!
Maybe they were just goofing around. "Let's see what this baby can do." Maybe they also typed in "Godzilla" or "Santa Claus."
Jim McDermott? You mean John Boehner. McDermott was the Dem congresscritter who received the illegal tapes.
Go straight to the coffee pot. Do not pass “Go”. Do not collect $200.
“Hold muh beer and watch this” moment of the week.
NCIC checks are different than the checks one can run online from pricate companies. It is strictly for law enforcement purposes,
ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: All records in NCIC are protected from unauthorized access through appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. These safeguards include restricting access to those with a need to know to perform their official duties, and using locks, alarm devices, passwords, and/or encrypting data communications.
They may be flagged but I still don’t understand what crime was committed by the officers.
Did they find Obama’s alleged 39 Social Security numbers?
Uh oh ... I would say not.
So how difficult would it be for a PI to get the information?
Remember a couple of folks have done that?
Ed Hale for one. That’s how the Obama
divorce documents surfaced.
The ones showing that LOLO was BOs daddy?
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