** Update July 30, 2009, 3:20 PM – see below **
These 2 police officers in DeKalb County Georgia have standing.
They also deserve our support.
“Officers Run Background Check On Obama; Placed On Leave”
“Two DeKalb County police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave after an investigation revealed they ran a background check on President Barack Obama.
A representative for the DeKalb County CEO’s office identified the officers as Ryan Wright and C.M. Route.
Officials said Obama’s name was typed into a computer inside a DeKalb County police car on July 20 and ran through the National Crime Information Center.
The secret service was immediately notified and contacted the DeKalb County Police Department.”
** Update **
I just spoke to a nice lady at the DeKalb County Police dept. The reason that the Secret Service was called in and that the 2 officers were placed on admin. leave was that the database that they accessed is controlled by the US Secret Service and that the 2 officers violated county policy by not using the proper procedures.
Thanks to commenter LM.