When Springfield Police Department Detective Matthew Farmer Refused to Give His Name,
Private Investigator Derrick Marshall Was Forced to Identify Him Using His License Plate
My interview with Citizen For Justice pertaining to the broadcast of personal information by the law enforcement agencies in the Springfield/Greene County, MO area. The broadcasts have continued despite my complaints advising these agencies of the danger they present.
Last month I delivered complaints to the Springfield Police Department, Greene County Sheriff’s Department, and Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications, alerting those agencies that they were violating the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act by broadcasting social security numbers over public dispatch channels.
I believed that when an officer or deputy contacted a citizen who lacked an identification card, they would request that they provide their name, social security number, and date of birth. That information would then be read to a dispatcher over a channel available to anyone in the world with a police scanner app. With that, an identity thief could ruin a person’s credit through a variety of methods. [Read more…]
Raw footage of my attorney Stephen Wyse and myself delivering a complaint to the Springfield Police Department in Springfield, MO. The complaint was to notify the department they were violating the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act by broadcasting social security numbers over a public dispatch channel.
On June 16, 2017 I delivered a complaint to the Springfield Missouri Police Department. The complaint stemmed from an investigation I conducted that uncovered numerous alleged violations of the federal Drivers Privacy Protection Act. Stephen Wyse, my civil rights attorney, accompanied me on my mission.
The complaint alleged that Springfield police officers, along with Greene County Sheriff’s deputies, and Springfield-Greene County Emergency 911 employees were broadcasting social security numbers over publicly available dispatch channels. The incidents were occurring when law enforcement officers came into contact with citizens lacking a state ID. The officers seemed to have a policy of requesting the person give them a name, date of birth, and social security number, which they would then read over the air to the dispatch center on an unprotected channel. [Read more…]
Raw Footage of my attempt to serve the Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications Center with a complaint for violating the Drivers Privacy Protection Act.
On June 16, I attempted to file a complaint alleging violations of law by the staff of the Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications Center. The complaint was the result of an investigation into the agency’s broadcast of protected information over public dispatch channels. During this investigation I uncovered at least 10 occasions in which social security numbers, names, dates of birth, and other personal information were communicated between the 911 call center, Springfield Police Department, and Greene County Sheriff’s Department on non-encrypted channels. [Read more…]
Raw footage of my attorney Stephen Wyse and myself delivering a complaint to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department in Springfield, MO. The complaint was to notify the department they were violating the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act by broadcasting social security numbers over a public dispatch channel.
Following my discovery that Springfield, Missouri law enforcement agencies were broadcasting social security numbers over public dispatch channels in violation of the federal Drivers Privacy Protection Act, I launched an investigation into the practice. In less than 2 weeks I had recorded 10 instances of the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, Springfield Police Department, and the Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications center using unsecured dispatch channels to communicate social security numbers, dates of birth, names, and other personally identifiable information between agencies.
My interview with Citizen For Justice pertaining to the illegal release of personal information by the Springfield Police Department, Greene County Sheriff’s Department, and Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications Center
A Dangerous Practice
Earlier this year I was listening to the Springfield-Greene County dispatch over the police scanner app on my phone when I overheard something that shocked me. In response to a contact an officer made with a citizen who seemed to lack an ID, the officer contacted the county’s 911 Emergency Communications department (dispatch) over an unsecured channel to run a background check on the citizen. Being that the citizen seemed to have no official form of identification, the officer had collected his social security number, name, and date of birth. This information was then read over this same unsecured channel to the dispatcher who reported back with more information about the subjects driving and criminal record after several minutes. [Read more…]
In 1996, Jeff Mizanskey was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a non-violent marijuana offense. He would spend nearly two decades in the Missouri Department of Corrections, before a group of family, friends, and supporters would build a media campaign that led to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to commute his sentence, allowing him to be released on parole. On September 1, 2015 Jeff was released from Jefferson City Correctional Center to a crowds of loved ones and supporters.
Derrick Marshall of Marshall of Marshall & Associates Investigations acted as Jeff’s private investigator as he fought for his freedom. Now a little more than a year after his release, Derricks visits Jeff at his worksite to see how he’s adjusting to society.
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