Cleveland cop arrested for unauthorized use of information

A Cleveland cop placed under arrest.

48-year old Cleveland Police Officer Alex Parente - who currently assigned to the First District, hired in March, 1991 - was arrested on Thursday for unauthorized use of Law Enforcement Automated Data System (LEADS) information.

He is accused of performing an unauthorized LEADS inquiry from a City of Cleveland Mobile Data Terminal and subsequently using the information for personal use on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. He was arrested without incident at the Justice Center.

A pre-disciplinary hearing was held in front of Director of Public Safety Martin L. Flask and Patrol Officer Parente was suspended from duty without pay pending adjudication of the criminal case against him.

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