• Former Minnesota Department of Natural Resources employee John A. Hunt has been charged with misconduct by a public officer, unauthorized computer access, using encryption to conceal a crime and unlawful use of private data. Hunt’s job required him to do background checks on potential employees, giving him access to state driver’s license and motor vehicle databases. His supervisor says he should not need to do more than 500 database searches a year. In fact, Hunt has done almost 19,000 searches during the past five years, and 94 percent involved women.
• Arlington, Va., police have arrested U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski and charged him with sexual battery after a woman complained that he grabbed her breasts and buttocks in a parking lot. Krusinski, a career personnel officer, was the Air Force’s top officer in its sexual assault prevention unit. He was removed from that post following his arrest.
Charles Oliver is a staff writer for The Daily Citizen.