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Updated Aug 8, 2013 - 11:02 am

Ex-officer in Tucson pleads guilty to computer tampering

TUCSON, Ariz. — A former Tucson police officer has pleaded guilty to
computer tampering for using criminal justice databases to check up on romantic
rivals.

Andrea Middleton was indicted June 14 on three counts of felony computer
tampering, and the Arizona Daily Star reported that she
pleaded guilty Tuesday to two of the counts.

A Tucson Police Department report said Middleton harassed two women last
November after inappropriately using her access to criminal justice databases to
acquire personal information about the women.

According to the department, Middleton resigned the day before she was
indicted. She’d been on paid administrative leave since November.

Middleton said in her resignation letter that she’d been subjected to abuse
that the department ignored.

She is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 13 in Pima County Superior Court.

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