- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Lawyers for a North Providence police officer say his ex-wife violated his privacy by turning over files from their home computer to the police department.

The department suspended Williams in 2012 and accused him of using a police database to get information about women he had come into contact with while on the job. They say he used that information to improperly contact those women.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1nnlLoV ) closing arguments were held Thursday in Williams’ lawsuit, which seeks a court order to prevent the department from disciplining him based on the evidence it obtained from his ex-wife.

Lawyers for the department say Leah Stoddard purchased the laptop before her marriage to Williams. They say he has no privacy rights to the information it contains.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com



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