Cops Suspended for Running Background Check on Obama

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2009 1:20 AM CDT
A pair of Atlanta-area cops are being investigated for running the president's name through a criminal background check.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
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(Newser) – Two Atlanta-area police officers have been placed on paid leave for running a background check on President Obama, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The Secret Service was notified after the president's name was sent to the National Crime Information Center from a computer in the cops' police car. The Internal Affairs Division of the local police department is investigating.