Airport Cop Accused of Privacy Invasion

     NASHVILLE (CN) – An airport cop is accused of stealing nine people’s personal information through a law enforcement Web site and using it in one case to try to get a man fired, and in another to set up a fake email account in a woman’s name.

     Christopher Sorey worked as a police officer for the Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport from August 2005 to November 2008, according to the federal complaint.
     The nine plaintiffs say airport officials informed them in December 2008 about Sorey’s doing. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation allegedly found in an audit that Sorey had obtained their personal information from a law enforcement database.
     No one knows what Sorey’s motives are, the complaint states, but it adds that Sorey has tried to get one plaintiff fired from his job with the City of Mount Juliet and created a fake email account on the airport computer in another plaintiff’s name.
     The plaintiffs demand punitive damages for violations of the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, invasion of privacy and other charges. They are represented by L. Gino Marchetti Jr.

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