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ACLU Questioning Background Checks Of Leopold Enemies

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking why a list of enemies of Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold was run through a state criminal history database, according to the Associated Press.

The ACLU in Maryland released more findings yesterday after making public information act requests with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and the state police. 

The records show unjustified background searches were conducted on Lewis Bracy, a National Security Agency law enforcement official, former Anne Arundel County Councilman Thomas Redmond and Carl Snowden, a longtime civil rights leader, according to the ACLU.

Leopold, a Republican, has been indicted for allegedly misusing his county police protection squad. He has pledged to fight the charges. The indictment alleges Leopold directed on-duty executive protection officers to create dossiers on political challengers. 

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