Minnesota cop receives $585,000 after fellow officers spied on DMV data

Jon Fingas
Associate Editor
Minnesota cop receives $585,000 after fellow officers spied on DMV data

The city of Minneapolis is learning a hard lesson about the importance of placing checks on government data access . A court has awarded police officer Amy Krekelberg a total of $585,000 after she sued Minneapolis and two fellow officers for allegedly violating state law protecting the disclosure of DMV data. Krekelberg had discovered that people had arbitrarily accessed her DMV records almost 1,000 times over the course of roughly a decade. Dozens of the perpetrators were other police officers, and the behavior was frequently creepy -- some officers looked for her info late at night, while the two targeted in the lawsuit allegedly looked her up after she turned down their romantic offers.