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Logan police chief takes blame for tossing info

Logan police chief takes blame for tossing info



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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Logan's police chief says he wasn't careful when he disposed of documents and dozens of disks containing department information into a large trash bin.

The material was found by a "Dumpster diver" and most of it was later returned to the department.

Police Chief Russ Roper says he's responsible for throwing away the 3.5-inch floppy disks and documents. He says he didn't shred the information before getting rid of it because he had contacted the city's landfill and asked for the container to be picked up immediately.

He says there was a communication problem and the wrong bin was picked up.

Roper says the information on the 52 disks is nearly 10 years old and that a lot of it is obsolete.

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Information from: The Herald Journal

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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