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ASIRT investigating possible unauthorized use of databases by Lethbridge Police

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EDMONTON, AB – An investigation is underway regarding a series of potential unauthorized uses of police databases by members of the Lethbridge Police Service.

Earlier this month, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to take a closer look.

On Feb. 1, the Director of Law Enforcement (DLE) was notified that the results of a request made under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act revealed a number of potentially unauthorized searches of the name and related files of an individual.

These searches were conducted between January 2018 and November 2018 and we have found out they involve Lethbridge West MLA Shannon Phillips.

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ASIRT’s investigation will examine the instances where the databases were accessed, and seek to determine whether these activities were conducted for a lawful purpose.

As ASIRT’s investigation is underway, no further information will be released at this time.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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