Times: Seattle police dug deep trying to uncover sources of news leaks

Times: Seattle police dug deep trying to uncover sources of news leaks

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by STEVE MILETICH / The Seattle Times

KING5.com

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 7:09 AM

The Seattle Police Department spent more than a year combing the records of 120,000 department phone calls to try to identify the source of a string of leaks to the news media, according to police officials.

In the end, the investigation conducted by the Criminal Intelligence Section uncovered at least two contacts with news media that triggered an internal inquiry. One was with a Seattle Times reporter; the other was with a news blogger who now works for the Police Department.

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