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Roseville Police Civilian Employee Charged

On Friday, January 19, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office filed charges alleging unlawful computer access against Eric J. Ansbro, 33, a civilian community service officer employed by the Roseville Police Department. Ansbro will be cited to appear in Placer County Superior Court.

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Allegations of unauthorized computer access came to the attention of the Roseville Police Department in mid-December, and an investigation started immediately. Soon after the investigation began, the employee was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

Roseville Police investigators determined that on several occasions between late March and late November, 2006, Ansbro viewed computerized Department of Motor Vehicles records that were not needed for his job duties. It does not appear that he used the records in any way, or passed them to anyone else. After a thorough investigation, the Roseville Police Department forwarded the case to the Placer County District Attorney’s Office for their review.

Law enforcement employees may access computerized state and national law enforcement databases and Department of Motor Vehicles information only if they have a law enforcement-related need for the information.  Unauthorized access of these confidential databases is a misdemeanor under state law, as well as a violation of police department policy.

Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to Lt. David Allison, Roseville Police Investigations Unit, (916)774-5070.

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