Allowing law enforcement records to be forwarded to N-Dex would be a benefit to law enforcement agencies not only in Minnesota, but also across the nation. As we are all aware, criminals are not concerned with geographic or political jurisdictional boundaries.
Ron Sager, president of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, wrote in support of a program, known as the National Data Exchange, that would nationalize criminal intelligence data. Minnesota is weighing whether to link a statewide database with the FBI information-sharing system, despite concerns by privacy and open-government advocates about the accuracy of such data, among other issues. Read the full article.
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