Miami-Dade County is investigating a breach of privacy that has affected more than 1,000 police officers and other county employees.

The personal information of police officers, lawyers and judges in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties was made public through a South Florida website last month, and employees in Miami-Dade were only alerted of the breach this week, according to John Rivera, president of the Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association.

“When we made some inquiries we found out it was true and we were equally upset that the county had not informed the members of the police department so that they could take protective measures,” Rivera told the Miami Herald.

Florida statutes protect the home addresses of police officers, prosecutors and judges, and it’s a misdemeanor to publish that information with malicious intent.

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