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Former Minn. Cop Awarded $1M In Photo Gawking Case

November 07, 2012  | 

A former female Minnesota police officer will receive more than $1 million in multiple lawsuit settlements after learning that dozens of her former co-workers illegally accessed her driver's licence record just to gawk at her picture.

The Minneapolis City Council has agreed last week to pay Anne Marie Rasmusson $392,000, on top of a $280,000 settlement she reached with several other cities whose officers violated the law by accessing her record for personal reasons. 

Rasmusson will also be awarded $385,000 from the city of St. Paul, Minnesota, for a total of $1,057,000 that taxpayers will have to pay, Wired reported. That figure could be even higher if the retired officer wins her suit against the state.

Read the full Daily Mail story.

Tags: St. Paul (Minn.) PD, Driver's License Photos, Officer Misconduct, Off-Duty Life


Comments (3)

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William322 @ 11/8/2012 6:30 PM

She's almost 40 now. Soon no one will want to look at her any way. Hopefully there is a lesson to be learned about snooping where the nose doesn't belong on Agency time.

RICHARD @ 11/8/2012 6:30 PM

WHAT THE OFFICERS DID WAS WRONG BUT THIS FEMALE OFFICER MUST BE A REAL LOOKER FOR SO MANY OFFICERS TO JEOPARDIZE THEIR JOBS JUST TO LOOK AT HER FACE. NOT ONLY DID THE OFFICERS MAKE YOU RICH, THEY PAYED YOU AN ENORMOUS COMPLIMENT.

Trigger @ 11/9/2012 9:08 AM

The cops screwed up and should be disciplined but really a law suit. The newspaper article stated "Ms Ramusson told the paper that she feels her privacy has been violated. When she found out to what degree, she actually became ill." Interesting, she competes in body building competition wearing a bikini and she got ill from the cops viewing her drivers license photo. Apparently no one looks at her during the competition or the various photos that are taken during the competition and she does not get ill from that...confusing!!

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