A Passaic police sergeant was arrested Monday on charges she directed illegal searches of law enforcement databases and shared personal information she obtained from those systems, authorities said.
Sgt. Ana DeIntinis directed the unauthorized searches of “limited- access law enforcement databases” between April 8 and June 3, according to a news release from the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
“It is further alleged that Ms. DeIntinis obtained the personal identifying information of others during those searches and unlawfully disclosed that information,” the release said.
Authorities released few details on the allegations Monday night. A police spokesman referred questions to the county prosecutor’s office, which is handling the case.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Mary Catherine Ryan, of the public integrity unit, did not immediately return a message seeking more information.
Prosecutors charges the 47-year-old sergeant with counts related to obtaining personal information from a vehicle record without permissible use and improperly accessing police databases.
“The matter was investigated by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Public Integrity Unit and the Passaic Police Internal Affairs Division,” Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic police Chief Luis A. Guzman said in the news release.
An investigation was continuing, the officials said. Records show DeIntinis, a city resident, was paid a $127,952 annual salary and joined the force in 2000.